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Judy Thongori, a Kenyan family lawyer told Kenya’s Daily Nation that the law does not explicitly forbid polyandry.“The laws we have do not talk about it but for such a union to be recognised in Kenya, it has to be either under the statutory law or as customary marriage.
From the tiny bar I gathered up my pride and headed out in search of “my own kind” – and hoped that I’d know them when I saw them.The question we should ask now is whether these people come from communities that have been practising polyandry,” she said.The two men and their one wife have run into community opposition with locals describing their marriage as against the Koran.They were from Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.The term ‘single’ or ‘unattached’ as the respondents explain, does not necessarily mean living without sex.“We have never heard of something like this in Kenya, it is uncouth, untraditional unbiblical and against the holy books, including the Koran. They should be taken to court and punished,” said Mr Tumaini Juma, a local resident.
Steven told that Ethiopians who have read the essay have responded to him with warm words and expressions of regret.
I couldn’t ignore the irony, of course – the very notion that hundreds of years later, there’d be the issue of us getting along. Inevitably mentioned are issues of culture and the idea that any problems among us are, ultimately, the residual affect of slavery in America. ” I explained that I’d never been here before and I thought it adventurous to try something new. His words came sincerely – out of curiosity more than anything else and, I suppose, concern. Maybe, I replied, I ventured in here hoping, perhaps, to discover some measure of kinship. ” I know – it all could have made for some compelling banter. As a Black man born and raised in America, I’ve dealt with prejudice, racism and mistrust in many configurations.
Did that sinister deed, besides everything else, somehow drive a wedge between brothers under God’s sun, a division that, after all these years, still remains? Once again alone at the bar, I was pondering it all when the bartender spoke. Or, as corny as it might sound, just a little bit of myself. “There are many other places in this city for you to be. However, after seeking conversation over the course of two beers, all I wanted to do now was leave. Sometimes it is subtle and other times not so subtle, and you can encounter it anywhere, from anybody.
It only refers to people who are not married or who do not have “serious” partners.
Important Statistics 92(approximately 61%) out of the 150 respondents described themselves as single or unattached; 31 (representing 21%)were in serious relationships, and only 27 (forming 18%) were married.
So our agreement is good as it sets boundaries and helps us keep peace,” he told the BBC.