The Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, today signed into law a controversial bill that legalizes polygamy. But after this was done in Kenya, something dramatic happened next.
The women association in Kenya took to the streets to celebrate President Kenyatta legalizing polygamy much to the surprise of many.
Remember that the Kenyan women have been complaining of lack of men to impregnate them for over five years. Thus, this news comes to them as a sort of relief.
Over the past few years, Kenyan women have organised various protests with placards complaining that there are not enough men to impregnate them.
With this new law in place, one man can get married to as many wives as possible, saving women the stress of remaining single.
Women have received this message of legalizing polygamy with mixed feelings, with the already married women not happy and the single ladies sing praises to the president for a kind gesture.
Controversy surrounded an amendment to the bill, supported by many male MPs, allowing men to take more wives without consulting existing spouses.
Traditionally, first wives are supposed to give prior approval.