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Marriage History

In the past, the common form of marriage among the various culture group in  Kenya was polygamy and the polygamous families were embedded in extended  family units consisting of a I man, his several wives and their married sons and  children. But in line with the modern world, things are now changing there. The  old custom of polygamous marriage is yielding to the new practice of monogamy,  although many polygamous families can still be found in rural areas I of Kenya.  Many monogamous Kenyans are now living in unclear families with their single j  spouses and their children. Many of them have given up their pastoral lives and  have become wage-earns in cities. But they can hardly give up their extended  family and lineage connection! back in their village. Some families have to  maintain two household, one in their extended-! family home in the village and the  other in the city. This often poses a dilemma for them.

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