A female lawmaker in Kenya, Gathoni Wa Muchomba representing Kiambu County, has urged men from the region to embrace polygamy so as to increase the region’s population.
Wa Muchomba made the remarks during the launch of Mama Care Rehabilitation Centre in Kiambaa Constituency on Monday, April 2.
“We give birth to these children and we do not want to own up to them. If you are a man from Kikuyu community and you can sustain five wives, have them, and if you are a man and you are in a position to bring up many children, do it, ” she said.
Wa Muchomba said dwindling marriage numbers in the region have resulted in a low birthrate, which has, consequently, lead to a stagnated population.
The lawmaker encouraged men that have the financial capacity to care for more than a single wife to go ahead with the polygamous lifestyle and marry as many women as they can.
Wa Muchomba also urged the church to acknowledge polygamous marriages.