Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Kenyan President Signs New Marriage Act, Allows Polygamy

BBC News and Jurist report that in Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law the controversial Marriage Act 2014. The new law requires that all marriages be registered and provides that a woman is entitled to 50% of the property acquired during marriage. However the greatest attention has been given to provisions that allow polygamous marriages. Men may marry as many women as they wish, without consulting their current wives. Christian leaders have opposed the law.