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Atheist advocate for two year marriage contract

The Atheist community in Kenya now wants Kenyans to consider getting into short term marriages so as reduce the amount of drama that follows when a couple decides to divorce.

According to Harrison Mumia, the president of the society, marriage contracts should be renewable after two years. The contracts should also lay out the marital duties for example, housekeeping, finances, childcare, shows of affection among other things, for each person.

“Each partner will commit to that contract during the two year period. At the end of the two years, the couple can choose to renew their agreement, adjust its terms or dissolve their marriage. Rather than staying in marriages ‘until death’, renewable marriages would allow partners to tweak their marital contract accordingly, or agree that it is beyond tweaking and end it without the shock or drama of a contentious divorce or lingering doubts about what went wrong,” Mr Mumia said.

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“We are of the view that it is time to rethink ‘until death do us part’. And if brides and grooms to be truly want a happy marriage then it is time for them to take responsibility for defining their goals and expectations in a renewable marriage contract,” he said.

The controversial society has in the past issued a raft of issues they would like adopted by the government to improve livelihoods.

One of them include them asking for the introduction a one-child policy to control Kenya’s population.

They argued that limiting families to having only one child will benefit future generations by reducing the competition for jobs and inevitably improving the unemployment rate.

A reduction in Kenya’s population Mr Mumia said, will lead to less competition among citizens for jobs, and reduced unemployment.

The society also claimed that studies show that Kenya has one of the highest rates of out-of-wedlock births in Africa, and as such, implementing the one-child policy will not only promote family planning but also control the country’s population growth and improve the quality of Kenya’s population.