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Kaguthi starts polygamy campaign to ‘combat single parenthood’

Nyumba Kumi initiative chairman, Joseph Kaguthi has started a campaign to encourage men in Mt Kenya region to be allowed to practice polygamy, in a bid to reduce high rate of single parents.

Kaguthi says the move will also increase the region’s population which he said has dwindled due to increased alcohol abuse and failure by women to get married. He also asked women to stop being “mean”.

Addressing religious and community leaders from Embu, Meru and Tharaka Nithi counties at Minni Inn hotel, Embu, Mr Kaguthi also called for the standardization of bride price and dowry to help more men to marry.


He urged elders to sensitise members of the public on the need to sire more children who will be brought up in a family with both parents.

“We are cautioning everybody, including the young females, don’t be mean, we want children. We mean business,” Kaguthi said.

The chairman of the programme officially known as Committee of Implementation of Citizens Participation in Security said he was not afraid of being referred to as a radical for advocating the initiative.

He said many classrooms in Central Kenya have become empty for lack of students and that there is need to increase population to shore up labour force.