A video of a Kenyan lady addressing her fellow women via a TikTok video has gotten everyone talking.
In the video she shares unpopular sentiments about how to approach polygamy in cases where a man wishes to take a second wife.
The video shared by Tik tok user @nps254 urges woman to go with the flow and accept that polygamy is real and has been for a very long time
@nps254Kiongozi ya wanaume♬ original sound – Nationalpoliceservice
The woman also added that you need to create an environment where everyone is happy, that the sooner you accept what your husband’s choices.
“Polygamy is there, we accept it, we refuse it, we deny it. It is there. Even the Christian men should stop hiding and going home to their wives, yet they have a side chic somewhere. That is no solution. Introduce them and let them know each other,”
She also added that women must pray he finds a good woman who you can get along with and that the last thing you want is to fight over him.
“If his parents do not fight over him, who are you to fight over a married man? So when a man decides he wants to marry, pray that he will get a good wife and one who together you can support and help each other,” she said.
Polygamy is a very common practice in the Africa continent with countries like South Africa in conversations about the introducing polyandry still underway.
According PEW Research Centre, Polygamy is most often found in sub-Saharan Africa, where 11% of the population lives in arrangements that include more than one spouse. Polygamy is widespread in a cluster of countries in West and Central Africa, including Burkina Faso, (36%), Mali (34%) and Nigeria (28%). In these countries, polygamy is legal, at least to some extent. Muslims in Africa are more likely than Christians to live in this type of arrangement (25% vs. 3%).