Esther Ndiko Sister Wives Analysis

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Wambui Virginia

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An era of sister wives, - when the other woman becomes the other wife

Two years ago, Kenya’s parliament passed a bill allowing men to marry multiple wives. President Uhuru Kenyatta said the new law defines various marriages, monogamous, polygamous or customary. The law also does not provide an official limit on the number of wives a man can have.

Well, it s quite obvious that women are very territorial, and most of them are not for the idea of sharing a husband. In most homes with more than two wives, conflicts are likely even when they live far apart but this is not the case in Esther and James’ story

It was quite difficult for Esther Ndiko, to fathom, that the love of her life had set eyes on another woman. She didn’t know what she was doing wrong. This was after
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A reality show from the west, called sister wives, documents a rarely seen world of a polygamist family where Kody Brown lives with his four wives and their combined 17 children where they try to insist that a man can live normally with his wives in the same house.

Experts take

Polygamy in the African society has been a norm. Most Kenyans have been brought up in polygamous homes. There were various reasons for the man’s actions. One being procreation, as children were seen as a source of wealth, or high status.

Catherine Gachutha, a psychologist also points out that with time, things have changed. People have become more learned, and the modern woman may not be of the idea of a polygamous marriage, because they feel more independent.

However, some men are naturally polygamous and it may be because of their background, but it is usually important for men to discuss with their spouses if that’s the way to go. Some unions have more private matters that would require taking on a second
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