Eritrean men ordered to marry two wives or risk jail

Kenyans have received the news of mandatory polygamy by men in Eritrea with a mix of bewilderment and excitement.

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Activists have posted a memo allegedly by the Government of Eritrea asking men to marry at least two wives due to acute shortage of men occasioned by casualties during the civil war with Ethiopia.

In the statement written in Arabic assures of government support to the polygamous marriages.

The activists translate it thus, “Based on the law of God in polygamy, and given the circumstances in which the country is experiencing in terms of men shortage, the Eritrean department of Religious Affairs has decided on the following .”

First that every man shall marry at least two women and the man who refuses to do so shall be subjected to life imprisonment with hard labour.

“The woman who tries to prevent her husband from marrying another wife shall be punished to life imprisonment,” alleges the activists in their translation.

And Kenyans have reacted to these announcements with bemusement with some suggesting if they could change their citizenship immediately and take advantage of the new laws in the country.

“At this rate, I can see the Eritrea Government spreading new embassy outlets in Kakamega, Embu, Siaya and Busia counties to help hasten visa processing,” said one Kenyan on facebook.

“He is so so considerate of women! That’s good of him,” said another.

The Standard could not immediately authenticate the document nor the translation and it was not clear why the statement was not in the other two national languages, Tigrinya and Tigre.

The May 1998 to June 2000 Eritrean-Ethiopian war saw 150,000 soldiers killed from either sides but having a bigger impact on male population in the tiny Eritrea nation who were then just 4million people in total.

28 Responses to Eritrean men ordered to marry two wives or risk jail

  1. Fidza January 26, 2016 at 5:11 pm #

    Varume kuenda Eritria what are the requirements, isu taneta nezve masmall house izvi. better tiende ikoko

  2. Jigna January 26, 2016 at 5:14 pm #

    Pure lies and fabrications !!

  3. Guest January 26, 2016 at 8:47 pm #

    Do your home work before you spread Bullishit Story

  4. khumz January 26, 2016 at 9:28 pm #

    Guys whr is my passport

  5. Landy January 26, 2016 at 9:58 pm #

    I can i get a visa to Eritrea. I need even three of the ladies

    • henok January 27, 2016 at 2:35 am #

      Even if it’s true, trust they will not marry any Kenyan man unless they die.

  6. Landy January 26, 2016 at 9:59 pm #

    I need a visa please

  7. Tesfom January 26, 2016 at 11:29 pm #

    People this is so bogus story. I am from Eritrea.

  8. henok January 27, 2016 at 2:34 am #

    It has never happened and it will not , dam ass.

  9. Kai January 27, 2016 at 3:48 am #

    So good and protects prostitution.

  10. Chokwadi Chaicho January 27, 2016 at 6:42 am #

    The memo is clearly fake. Eritrea writes all official communication in Tigrinya using Geez script. They never use Arabic

  11. Andy January 27, 2016 at 7:01 am #

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  12. ROBERT RUWIZHI January 27, 2016 at 10:23 am #

    What are the requirements to be accepted in Eritrea? Need to go there ASAP. Just processed my visa. Amana ndapinda

  13. dawit January 27, 2016 at 2:11 pm #

    what type of policy is it? i think now i understand how Eritrean government become a dictator Eritrean are follower of orthodoxy and how they forget their God by marring more than two women. it is dis casting .

    • gemal January 27, 2016 at 7:20 pm #

      the government is getting little money from Arabs since recently, because of Yemen war, and now they say if you need more cash you should start the sharia law, so it is the beginning of it.

  14. Mahmoud January 27, 2016 at 9:36 pm #

    The shortage of Eritrean men is a long lived problem covered by Ethiopian sholders and others who got married with Eritrean woman.

  15. Wedi Eri January 28, 2016 at 12:16 am #

    hahahahah…i don’t believe this…very entertaining news…hahajha…..your jealousy of the Eritrean people and government is driving you all crazy…you just have to lie about the Eritrean’s to satisfy your ill wishes…unlike you all buggers, Eritrea is a land of principle and hard working people….we don’t have time for your bullshit news…

  16. Aaron kabalawekha January 28, 2016 at 7:05 am #

    guys Eritrian ladys are very are very beautiful what should i do to marry only one?make a total of two wives.i can manage to support them.

  17. james mucheru January 28, 2016 at 11:37 am #

    KENYAN MEN ARE THE BEST. NO DOUBT

  18. Frank chale January 28, 2016 at 1:27 pm #

    wooooooooooo……..werawera am coming to Eritriea
    .

  19. cheruiyot bett. January 28, 2016 at 2:44 pm #

    I have PHD, Masters and Degree in Medical lab,,,I also want to marry at at least two ladies if you have Masters, Degree and even Diploma in any work you have.

  20. Extraterrstrial January 28, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    It is true, the women are hungry of real man, I have to bonk 10 hungry Eritrean women before I took three for life as my sex slaves.

  21. ibrahim January 28, 2016 at 8:36 pm #

    i need only one muslima for Allah swt sake

  22. Eritrean Lady January 29, 2016 at 1:16 pm #

    hahahahah…i don’t believe this…very entertaining news…hahajha…..your jealousy of the Eritrean people and government is driving you all crazy…you just have to lie about the Eritrean’s to satisfy your ill wishes…unlike you all buggers, Eritrea is a land of principle and hard working people….we don’t have time for your bullshit news…
    I’m Sure most Eritrean’s haven’t heard of this yet. And If they did they sure r laughing about ur ignorance…
    Eritrean women are beautiful but hard to find…

  23. mbajimkuzi January 30, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

    That iz not good 4 eritrea govt becauce it has forget diz deadly disease ‘HIV & AIDS’.

  24. mohamed seif February 1, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    is a good story if is a true a poligonous people is batter to mary more than one wife to get more child,is not bad for govern ment to criate thing like this.

  25. south african women February 2, 2016 at 11:30 am #

    nxqaaaaaaaaaa. women you can also marry more husbands if you husbands happen to go to Eritrea. don’t wait, rush while stocks last

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