- This Is the First ever Polygamy Conference in Nairobi
- Parliament Passed the Marriage bill despite protests from female lawmakers
A lively debate has erupted on social media this is after a video clip advocating for polygamy went round and was shared widely by social media users.
The short video clip advertising the Polygamy conference 2023 event that is supposed to happen on 29th of October from 9am to 4pm at the Emara ole Sereni hotel, is calling upon women who appreciate polygamy to attend so as they could be educated and even have open conversations about polygamy which is mostly seen as a taboo especially among Christians
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“Polygamy is not just about a man having many wives but a woman having a husband, “one of the organizers said.
“Polygamy is part of our rich human history and it is time we discuss it openly without fear or stigma,” another added.
Muslim Women delegates will be engaging in unveiling the mysteries beyond polygamy, mysteries they say is negatively portraying polygamy.
Why Polygamy Conference?
“Polygamy is a choice out of love, respect and mutual consent,” another said.
Guests from the East African region Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and even Tanzania will be converging in Nairobi for this much anticipated conference that has taken over social media.
Another organizer intimated that polygamy is not just about having many wives but a woman having a husband.
According to them mysteries about polygamy will be delved into so as to dispel them and create a society that is open to polygamy.
Additionally the conference targets to inform the public of the advantages of polygamy and challenge them to openly discuss it without fear of stigma that mostly accompanies it.
“Polygamy is part of our rich human history and it is time we discuss it openly without fear or stigma,”
Marriage Bill 2014
In 2014 former president Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Marriage Bill legalizing polygamy despite resistance from the national council of churches of Kenya (NCCK), Fida Kenya and women MPs.
The bill initially allowed the first wife the right to veto the husband’s choice of additional spouses. But Male members of parliament successfully pushed to get that clause dropped.
“Marriage is the voluntary union of a man and a woman whether in a monogamous or polygamous union,”Uhuru said in a statement.