Marry many wives to bear more children, reduce infidelity â" MP
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She said polygamy will also reduce infidelity and number of children born out of wedlock. Wamuchomba said many women are yearning to get married, but a lot of men are addicted to illicit liquor and cannot work or support families.
This has forced many women to become single parents as they bear children with married men, who eventually leave them. âAs much as we are talking about the church and our culture, we must go back to the drawing board and get solutions to some of our problems,â Wamuchomba said on Saturday.
She said she does not understand why polygamy is discouraged, yet most of middle-aged people are products of families with more than one wife. âThat is why Iâm calling on all men to marry more than one wife and bring up all their children. One can marry even five wives,â she said.
Wamuchomba said poor parenting and lack of father figures contribute to social problems.
She spoke at Wanguny u Social Hall in Kiambaa constituency, when she enrolled 72 alcoholics from the county for three months rehabilitation. The addicts were brought by family members. The men who were enrolled are aged between 19 and 40 years. Wamuchomba said she has been talking to families with alcohol addicts, who have shown interest in joining a rehab centre.
Wamuchomba said her office bought 200 beds, mattresses and blankets and has secured food for the patients during their rehab stay.
âWe have counselors who train the patients, religious leaders, physical education trainers and cooks. When they leave this institution, we shall enrol another groupâ she said.
Wamuchomba said some alcoholics at the centre and have been married, but said they separated due to their inability to support their families.
âMen in this category are poor, dirty, drunk, they smoke bhang, abuse drugs and cannot perform sexually. They have never gotten married and if they were, they are now separated,â she said.
In June 2015, women in Ndeiya ward said their drunkard husbands were unable to sire children. They said their men had abandoned their homes because of drinking too much liquor. They said younger women were the worst-hit as they were âunproductiveâ.
âIf you walk in this village, you will find so many young married women, but only a few are pregnant. Those who are not, are suffering in silence because their men cannot perform,â a woman said.
She said men have been drinking anything alcoholic to keep them high, but society bears the consequences of sexual dysfunction.
âIt would not be a wonder if we start looking for men to sire our children. Our husbands will not know anything. We will trick them that the pregnancies are theirs and they will support us,â the woman said.
In May last year, Nyumba Kumi Intiative chairman Joseph Kaguthi urged Central Kenya to practice polygamy and faulted the clergy for âopposing the practice blindlyâ.
Kaguthi said polygamy is enshrined in the Bible. âThis movement led by married women in Central that polygamy is illegal should stop if we have to increase our population,â he said.
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