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Video of Woman Rep Wamuchomba advising wealthy Kikuyu men to marry many wives goes viral

By Fay Ngina | April 3rd 2018

A video of Kiambu Women Representative Gathoni Wamuchomba advocating for rich Kikuyu men to marry many wives has gone viral on social media.

Speaking during an event at the Violence Recovery Centre at Wangunyu in Kakruru, Kiambaa County, Ms. Wamuchomba said the reason why there are so many young men with societal problems is due to the absence of a father figure and good parenting.

The MP said that there’s nothing wrong with polygamous if it is going to give us solutions to the current problems women are facing. She advised Kikuyu men with the ability to marry many wives and bring up many children to do so.

“We give birth to these children and we do not want to own up to them. I am saying… if you are a man from the Kikuyu community and you have what it takes to marry five wives, have them. If you are a man in a position to bring up many children, do it,” she said.

Ms. Wamuchomba also advised women to stop pretending and be honest with themselves when it comes to bringing up children. She said that in as much the church is against polygamy, we should revisit it to come up with the solution.

“We need to be honest, these children who are raised by single mothers, where are there father? And why do we want to pretend that this is not a problem? For me, as much as we are talking about our church and our culture, we need not go back to the drawing board to discuss this issue and come up with a solution,” she said.

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