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Kenyan polygamy law: Female MPs storm out of parliament
BBC ^ | March 21, 2014 | Unattributed

Posted on 03/21/2014 7:05:51 AM PDT by Seizethecarp

Female MPs in Kenya have stormed out of a late-night parliamentary session in a row over the legalisation of polygamy.

The law is intended to bring civil law, where a man is only allowed one wife, into line with customary law, where some cultures allow multiple partners.

But male MPs voted to amend the new marriage bill to allow men to take as many wives as they like without consulting existing spouses.

Traditionally, first wives are supposed to give prior approval.

The women walked out in disgust over the matter.

'This is Africa'

MP Samuel Chepkong'a, who proposed the amendment, said that when a woman got married under customary law, she understood that the marriage was open to polygamy, so no consultation was necessary, Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper reports.

Mohammed Junet, an MP representing a constituency from the western Nyanza province, agreed.

"When you marry an African woman, she must know the second one is on the way and a third wife… this is Africa," Kenya's Capital News website quotes him as saying.

Plans to ban the payment of bride prices were dropped - although a person must be 18 to marry and this will apply to all cultures.

Proposals to ensure equal property and inheritance rights were also watered down - a woman will be entitled to 30% of matrimonial property after death or divorce.

Kenya's marriage bill: Specifies that marriage is between a man and a woman, but does not explicitly ban custom of an infertile woman marrying a younger woman.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: islam; kenya; naturalborncitizen; obama; polygamy
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Did Obama's brother, Malik Obama, help write this bill? Obama's daddy would have loved it.
1 posted on 03/21/2014 7:05:51 AM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp

‘This is Africa’

NOT to be confused with Sparta.


2 posted on 03/21/2014 7:06:58 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: LucyT; null and void; Cold Case Posse Supporter; Flotsam_Jetsome; circumbendibus; Fantasywriter; ...

Ping to eligibility activists interested in Kenyan marriage law and tribal customs that have possible implications for Barry and possible bigamy of the “marriage” of his claimed parents.


3 posted on 03/21/2014 7:08:05 AM PDT by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Seizethecarp
"When you marry an African woman, she must know the second one is on the way...
4 posted on 03/21/2014 7:09:21 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Seizethecarp

I have to wonder how “proud” Barry and Mooshelle will be that his “homeland” has kicked women to the curb in marriage rights.

IIRC, Christian marriages were legally protected against polygamy, but it doesn’t look like Christian women can prevent their husbands from adding a wife to the marriage without even prior notice much less permission.


5 posted on 03/21/2014 7:15:03 AM PDT by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: BenLurkin

I just love the 7th century.


6 posted on 03/21/2014 7:17:46 AM PDT by edcoil (Not a single republican was ever a slave owner. They were all democrats.)
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To: Seizethecarp

So, Obama’s Kenyan . . . too bad Helen Thomas is no longer available, but any other ideas who he might want to add to the First Wookie in his Presidential harem?

Nancy Pelosi
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Rosie O’Donnell
Shiela Jackson Lee
Reggie?


7 posted on 03/21/2014 7:23:34 AM PDT by dagogo redux
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To: Seizethecarp

War on women. Africa style.


8 posted on 03/21/2014 7:27:12 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Seizethecarp

“But male MPs voted to amend the new marriage bill to allow men to take as many wives as they like without consulting existing spouses.”

Their coffee is superior to their reasoning. This is like Russian roulette with an automatic.


9 posted on 03/21/2014 7:36:03 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: Seizethecarp

‘Did Obama’s brother, Malik Obama, help write this bill? Obama’s daddy would have loved it.’

I saw a similar article posted in The Daily Nation, Kenya’s largest newspaper. Then I went into the archives and read an older feature piece on BHO Sr. He claimed Luo customs applied not only to multiple wives but also to one night stands. He brought a succession of women to the house he shared with Ruth and had sex with them there. She wasn’t supposed to mind...but she did.

According to the piece, everyone on their street knew they had a horrific marriage, and even knew the details. In between the beatings, BHO Sr. did a lot of yelling and screaming. Given the level of abuse, it’s no wonder David turned to alcohol and eventually died an alcohol-related death. [He’s mentioned at several key junctures in the Daily Nation piece.] The more amazing fact is that Mark is still okay. He’s a true survivor.

Btw, the second largest Kenyan paper, The Standard, mentions David too. It cites his death from the motorcycle accident.


10 posted on 03/21/2014 7:42:56 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Seizethecarp

Don’t mock them too much, this is coming to the US very soon. Homo marriage has opened Pandora’s box and polygamy will be the first thing out, most likely followed by a whole host of other things.


11 posted on 03/21/2014 7:45:09 AM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: trapped_in_LA

You are correct. Much whoopee will be made in certain “conservative” quarters.


12 posted on 03/21/2014 7:47:46 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: Seizethecarp

So, did the female MP’s run out to find husbands?


13 posted on 03/21/2014 8:06:52 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: Seizethecarp

Thanks for the ping!

Good info; got some reading to do ...


14 posted on 03/21/2014 8:35:17 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: trapped_in_LA

Homosexual marriage did not open anything.

No fault divorce killed the baby.

Homosexual marriage, polygamy, polyandry, bestiality...all of those are just dirty bathwater.

Before no fault divorce, Homosexuals with extremely few exceptions wanted nothing to do with marriage. Because despite any posturing to the contrary they know they will be promiscuous and the financial consequences of that in a divorce was way to big a risk.

To fix things, focus on where society veared off course. Don’t try to be broken but in a lesser way.


15 posted on 03/21/2014 9:16:43 AM PDT by MrEdd (vHeck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Fantasywriter

“Given the level of abuse, it’s no wonder David turned to alcohol and eventually died an alcohol-related death. [He’s mentioned at several key junctures in the Daily Nation piece.]”

I know that BHO Sr. died in an alcohol related crash but I don’t remember David being associated with alcohol or mentioned in a Daily Nation article.

The Mal-Val cult would be hard pressed to explain this Daily Nation coverage.

Can you provide a link? I would search for it myself, but have some pressing issues today. Thanks


16 posted on 03/21/2014 11:40:25 AM PDT by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: MrEdd

“No fault divorce killed the baby.”

Amen! Nothing has been so destructive in the US and western countries than the divorce industry that encourages women to blowup their families for cash and prizes. That weakened family structure then gave rise to the rest.


17 posted on 03/21/2014 12:16:00 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: Seizethecarp

I’m just now on my way out the door to try to catch a couple of apts. before it’s too late. I will plan to post the links ASAP upon, God willing, arrival back at home.


18 posted on 03/21/2014 12:24:39 PM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Seizethecarp

http://www.nation.co.ke/page/search/DailyNation/-/1148/1148/-/view/asSearch/-/r4tvx4z/-/index.html

I’m sure you’ll be able to figure it out.


30/7/2011
How Obama father’s dream was ruined
Ruth tried half-heartedly to turn him away. But Obama charmed her with an onslaught of entreaties. He loved her to the core of his being. He adored their son and had yearned for them every day they...

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19 posted on 03/21/2014 2:04:14 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Seizethecarp

Kenya: How Obama Father’s Dream Was Ruined By Nairobi’s Happy Hour And Ethnicity
30 July 2011 The Bold and Reckless Life of Barack Obama’s Father Obama, the Bright Economist Who Lived On...

Excerpted from “The Other Barack: The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama’s Father,” by Sally H. Jacobs:

Ruth tried half-heartedly to turn him away. But Obama charmed her with an onslaught of entreaties. He loved her to the core of his being. He adored their son and had yearned for them every day they had been gone. If she would only return with him, he vowed that everything would be different.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201107310007.html


20 posted on 03/21/2014 2:18:02 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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