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.

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28 Comments

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

  2. Pure lies and fabrications !!

  3. Do your home work before you spread Bullishit Story

  4. Guys whr is my passport

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

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

  6. I need a visa please

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

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

  9. So good and protects prostitution.

  10. Chokwadi Chaicho

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

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

  13. 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 .

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

  15. 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

    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. KENYAN MEN ARE THE BEST. NO DOUBT

  18. wooooooooooo……..werawera am coming to Eritriea
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  19. cheruiyot bett.

    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

    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. i need only one muslima for Allah swt sake

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

  24. 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. 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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