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Mary & Salome: polygamy in Kenya (4 o...
Lamuru, Kenya
By Celeste Hibbert
14 Sep 2013

The first picture taken of both wives together. Salome (left) married Peter who was already married to Mary (right). If I came from a wealthy family, I would have to be the first and only wife. I would want to be the only love of my husband,” says Salome.

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Mary & Salome: polygamy in Kenya (2 ...
Lamuru, Kenya
By Celeste Hibbert
14 Sep 2013

Currently, according to Kenyan law, polygamy is not recognized between the union of Christians and the second wife is not entitled to inheritance. The new Bill is trying to equalize all partners and ensure polygamy is recognized under customary law, which would legally protect all wives and prevent a man from marrying two women without prior consent.

However, Peter says the new Bill would not affect his household. “It can be very precarious for a man to marry two women. A man has to control the amount of love he has equally between both women, or they can become jealous and bitter. That is why I share everything and they are happy,” he says.

As seen above, both women have their own house just meters away from each other.

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Mary & Salome: polygamy in Kenya (3 o...
Limuru, Kenya
By Celeste Hibbert
14 Sep 2013

Mary and Salome have lots in common. They share the same land, eat the same food, go to the same church and look after the same children. They are also married to the same man.

They all live on the same small farm in rural Kenya, growing maize, spinach, beans and avocados. A long thin hedge marking Mary’s side and Salome’s side carefully divides the land. Each wife has her own single-bedroom house, vegetable garden and cow for producing milk. Their husband, Peter, shares his time between the two women. However, as seen here, they all eat and cook together.

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Mary & Salome: polygamy in Kenya (1 o...
Lamuru, Kenya
By Celeste Hibbert
14 Sep 2013

A long thin hedge marking Mary’s side and Salome’s side carefully divides their husband's land.

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Mary and Salome - Polygamy in Kenya
Limuru, Kenya
By Loujain Rabbat
14 Sep 2013

Photos and Text by Celeste Hibbert.

A long hedge passes through Peter’s land, separating his wives’s houses. Mary and Salome share many things like cooking, taking care of the same kids, and being married to the same man.

It is estimated that 8 percent of Kenyan women are currently in polygamous marriages. The numbers, however, are decreasing due to the increasing expenses of providing for two women. Moreover, Kenya’s law does not recognize polygamous unions between Christians, and excludes the second spouse from the husband’s inheritance.

Kenya’s Marriage Bill 2013 is working on legitimizing polygamy under customary law to legally protect the women and ensure they are treated equally by their spouse.
Kenyan women of poor status view polygamy as practical and, to them, “Money and security will always take precedent over monogamous love.”

To Read Article: http://www.transterramedia.com/media/22118

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Kenya MP Parliament Protest (6 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
11 Jun 2013

Kenyan protestors and activists during a protest over Members of Parliament's salaries on the 11th of June 2013. Kenyan MPs have voted to allow a pay increase for themselves in defiance of proposals to cut their pay. Kenyan MP's are already one of the higest paid in the world.The MP's voted for a monthly salary of about $10,000 (£6,540).

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Kenya MP Parliament Protest (5 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
11 Jun 2013

Kenyan protestors during a protest over Members of Parliament's salaries on the 11th of June 2013. Kenyan MPs have voted to allow a pay increase for themselves in defiance of proposals to cut their pay. Kenyan MP's are already one of the higest paid in the world.The MP's voted for a monthly salary of about $10,000 (£6,540).

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Kenya MP Parliament Protest
Nairobi, Kenya
By Mais Istanbuli
11 Jun 2013

Kenyan protestors threw animal blood symbolising greed during a protest over Members of Parliament's salaries on the 11th of June 2013. Kenyan MPs have voted to allow a pay increase for themselves in defiance of proposals to cut their pay. Kenyan MP's are already one of the higest paid in the world.The MP's voted for a monthly salary of about $10,000 (£6,540).

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Kenya MP Parliament Protest (9 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
11 Jun 2013

Kenyan protestors cover themselves with animal blood symbolising greed during a protest over Members of Parliament's salaries on the 11th of June 2013. Kenyan MPs have voted to allow a pay increase for themselves in defiance of proposals to cut their pay. Kenyan MP's are already one of the higest paid in the world.The MP's voted for a monthly salary of about $10,000 (£6,540).

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Kenya MP Parliament Protest (8 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
11 Jun 2013

A Kenyan police officer stand next to a sign covered in animal blood outside parliament after protestors covered themselves with animal blood symbolizing greed during a protest over Members of Parliament's salaries on the 11th of June 2013. Kenyan MPs have voted to allow a pay increase for themselves in defiance of proposals to cut their pay. Kenyan MP's are already one of the higest paid in the world.The MP's voted for a monthly salary of about $10,000 (£6,540).

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Kenya MP Parliament Protest (7 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
11 Jun 2013

Kenyan police walk outside parliament after protestors covered themselves with animal blood symbolising greed during a protest over Members of Parliament's salaries on the 11th of June 2013. Kenyan MPs have voted to allow a pay increase for themselves in defiance of proposals to cut their pay. Kenyan MP's are already one of the higest paid in the world.The MP's voted for a monthly salary of about $10,000 (£6,540).

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Kenya MP Parliament Protest (4 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
11 Jun 2013

Kenyan protestors during a protest over Members of Parliament's salaries on the 11th of June 2013. Kenyan MPs have voted to allow a pay increase for themselves in defiance of proposals to cut their pay. Kenyan MP's are already one of the higest paid in the world.The MP's voted for a monthly salary of about $10,000 (£6,540).

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Kenya MP Parliament Protest (3 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
11 Jun 2013

Kenyan protestors during a protest over Members of Parliament's salaries on the 11th of June 2013. Kenyan MPs have voted to allow a pay increase for themselves in defiance of proposals to cut their pay. Kenyan MP's are already one of the higest paid in the world.The MP's voted for a monthly salary of about $10,000 (£6,540).

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Kenya MP Parliament Protest (2 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
11 Jun 2013

Kenyan protestors threw animal blood symbolising greed during a protest over Members of Parliament's salaries on the 11th of June 2013. Kenyan MPs have voted to allow a pay increase for themselves in defiance of proposals to cut their pay. Kenyan MP's are already one of the higest paid in the world.The MP's voted for a monthly salary of about $10,000 (£6,540).

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Kenya MP Parliament Protest (1 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
11 Jun 2013

Kenyan activist Bonafice Mwangi threw animal blood symbolising greed during a protest over Members of Parliament's salaries on the 11th of June 2013. Kenyan MPs have voted to allow a pay increase for themselves in defiance of proposals to cut their pay. Kenyan MP's are already one of the higest paid in the world.The MP's voted for a monthly salary of about $10,000 (£6,540).

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Protest Against Land Grabbing Nairobi...
Nairobi, Kenya
By Mais Istanbuli
03 Jun 2013

Monday, June 3rd, a group of youths marched to the capital of Kenya, Nairobi, to the city hall in protest against land grabbing by foreigners.
Land grabbing by foreigners is a big issue in Kenya. As a result, many young people are unemployed because the places they normally work at are bought by private developers who erect tall buildings for financial benefits. In the past, the Kenyan government has not been of much help to the youths plight due to corruption. But with the current government, they are hoping things will change for the better.Picture By Nick Klaus

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Protest Against Land Grabbing (9 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
03 Jun 2013

Monday june 3rd a group of youths matched at the capital of kenya Nairobi to the city hall in protest against land grabbing by foreigners.
Land grabbing by foreigners is a big issue in Kenya as a result many young people are losing employment because the places they normally work at are bought by private developers who erect tall buildings for financial benefits.The Kenya government in the past has not been of much help to the youths plight due to corruption but with the current Government they are hoping things will change for the better.Picture By Nick Klaus

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Protest Against Land Grabbing (8 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
03 Jun 2013

Monday june 3rd a group of youths matched at the capital of kenya Nairobi to the city hall in protest against land grabbing by foreigners.
Land grabbing by foreigners is a big issue in Kenya as a result many young people are losing employment because the places they normally work at are bought by private developers who erect tall buildings for financial benefits.The Kenya government in the past has not been of much help to the youths plight due to corruption but with the current Government they are hoping things will change for the better.Picture By Nick Klaus

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Protest Against Land Grabbing (7 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
03 Jun 2013

Monday june 3rd a group of youths protest outside the city hall at the capital of kenya Nairobi in protest against land grabbing by foreigners.
Land grabbing by foreigners is a big issue in Kenya as a result many young people are losing employment because the places they normally work at are bought by private developers who erect tall buildings for financial benefits.The Kenya government in the past has not been of much help to the youths plight due to corruption but with the current Government they are hoping things will change for the better.Picture By Nick Klaus

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Protest Against Land Grabbing (6 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
03 Jun 2013

Monday june 3rd a group of youths matched at the capital of kenya Nairobi to the city hall in protest against land grabbing by foreigners.
Land grabbing by foreigners is a big issue in Kenya as a result many young people are losing employment because the places they normally work at are bought by private developers who erect tall buildings for financial benefits.The Kenya government in the past has not been of much help to the youths plight due to corruption but with the current Government they are hoping things will change for the better.Picture By Nick Klaus

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Protest Against Land Grabbing (5 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
03 Jun 2013

Monday june 3rd City hall gurds looks as a group of youths matched at the capital of kenya Nairobi to the city hall in protest against land grabbing by foreigners.
Land grabbing by foreigners is a big issue in Kenya as a result many young people are losing employment because the places they normally work at are bought by private developers who erect tall buildings for financial benefits.The Kenya government in the past has not been of much help to the youths plight due to corruption but with the current Government they are hoping things will change for the better.Picture By Nick Klaus

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Protest Against Land Grabbing (4 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
03 Jun 2013

Monday june 3rd a group of youths matched at the capital of kenya Nairobi to the city hall in protest against land grabbing by foreigners.
Land grabbing by foreigners is a big issue in Kenya as a result many young people are losing employment because the places they normally work at are bought by private developers who erect tall buildings for financial benefits.The Kenya government in the past has not been of much help to the youths plight due to corruption but with the current Government they are hoping things will change for the better.Picture By Nick Klaus

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Protest Against Land Grabbing (3 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
03 Jun 2013

Monday june 3rd a group of youths matched at the capital of kenya Nairobi to the city hall in protest against land grabbing by foreigners.
Land grabbing by foreigners is a big issue in Kenya as a result many young people are losing employment because the places they normally work at are bought by private developers who erect tall buildings for financial benefits.The Kenya government in the past has not been of much help to the youths plight due to corruption but with the current Government they are hoping things will change for the better.Picture By Nick Klaus

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Protest Against Land Grabbing (2 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
03 Jun 2013

Monday june 3rd a group of youths matched at the capital of kenya Nairobi to the city hall in protest against land grabbing by foreigners.
Land grabbing by foreigners is a big issue in Kenya as a result many young people are losing employment because the places they normally work at are bought by private developers who erect tall buildings for financial benefits.The Kenya government in the past has not been of much help to the youths plight due to corruption but with the current Government they are hoping things will change for the better.Picture By Nick Klaus

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Protest Against Land Grabbing (1 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
03 Jun 2013

Monday june 3rd a group of youths matched at the capital of kenya Nairobi to the city hall in protest against land grabbing by foreigners.
Land grabbing by foreigners is a big issue in Kenya as a result many young people are losing employment because the places they normally work at are bought by private developers who erect tall buildings for financial benefits.The Kenya government in the past has not been of much help to the youths plight due to corruption but with the current Government they are hoping things will change for the better.

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Flip Flop Recycling
Mombassa, Kenya
By Ruud Elmendorp
29 May 2013

A Kenyan company based in Nairobi is recycling flip flops left on the beach in Mombosa and turning them into art and household beauties. This cultivation of used flip flops is helping in cleaning the beaches around the area and providing jobs for a lot of nationals.

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KENYA KIBERA INFRASTRUCTURE
Nairobi, Kenya
By Mais Istanbuli
04 May 2013

In recent years the government has resorted to upgrading the roads in Kibera due to their inhospitable conditions that reduces trade in the region. Acknowledging the problem, the government of Kenya launched the “vision 2030 project” in order to propel the trade route to the standards of developed nations. The project plans to provide the inhabitants of the local area with a clean and hospitable environment that will in time benefit the residents bringing more trade to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (2 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
04 May 2013

Two girls stand outside a home residents from Kibera are working on relocating it from the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 4 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (1 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
04 May 2013

A boy collect water next to railway tracks as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 4 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (22 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

Woman sell produce on the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (21 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

Residents from Kibera make their way on the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (20 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

Materials for the build of a road is scattered between homes as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (19 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

A girl buy paraffin from a shop on the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (18 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

A boy carry water containers on a half build road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (17 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

Workers place rocks as residents hang their washing on the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (16 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

A resident from Kibera walk on stones on the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (15 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

A resident from Kibera look at a worker from his paraffin shop on the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (14 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

A resident from Kibera sit inside his paraffin shop on the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (13 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

Residents from Kibera walk past workers as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.