Churches across the East African nation of Kenya have expressed opposition to a bill that if signed into law would legalize polygamous marriages.
As Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta considers signing the marriage bill into law, his administration faces the vocal opposition of multiple church groups. In late March, Christ is the Answer Ministries Bishop David Oginde read a joint statement from numerous church leaders denouncing the bill as a threat to the family unit.
"Let us give sober and informed decisions to family issues, and not attempt to weaken it â€¦ The state is as solid as its families and so all laws should be made to strengthen, not weaken the family," stated Oginde....
Hiptriew, I would say it's not the typical women's right groups that you would find in the USA that would be protesting, but women who would belong to evangelical church groups would no doubt band together to protest this law. This law would force women to accept being part of polygamous marriage, even if they were tricked into it. The opinion of Islam on women?--Banish Them to Their Beds and Scourge Them! So, one would hope Kenya would realize the Top ten reasons why sharia is bad for all societies
"In addition to various Christian organizations like the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya and the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops urging Kenyatta to not sign the bill, women's rights groups have also taken issue with the effort to legally recognize polygamy."