An explosive memo was released by activist allegedly from the Government of Eritrea mandating men to get married to at least two wivesas a result of exhorbitant reduction of men caused by casualties during the civil war with Ethiopia.
A statement in Arabic promised of government support to the polygamous activity.
The statement translate thus;
[quote_center]”Based on the law of God in polygamy, and given the circumstances in which the country is experiencing in terms of men shortage, the Eritrean department of Religious Affairs has decided on the following .”[/quote_center]
Every male must get married to two female and if a man refuses to obey this shall face life imprisonment with hard labour.
“The woman who tries to prevent her husband from marrying another wife shall be punished to life imprisonment,”
From social media analysis revealed that Kenyans have reacted to these announcements with bemusement, many of them are requesting an immediate change of citizenship and take advantage of the new laws in the country.
The May 1998 to June 2000 Eritrean-Ethiopian war saw 150,000 soldiers killed from either sides but having a bigger impact on male population in the tiny Eritrea nation who were then just 4million people in total.
“At this rate, I can see the Eritrea Government spreading new embassy outlets in Kakamega, Embu, Siaya and Busia counties to help hasten visa processing,” said one Kenyan on facebook.
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