Marriage in Kenya: You have no business getting married if you do not have financial stability. This is the statement that was attributed to former attorney general Charles Njonjo, who clocked 100 years in 2020.
In a light note, Njonjo was quoted by Uganda’s Unity FM as saying that ‘any man trying to marry while still poor should be arrested.’ He made the remarks while during a tour in Uganda to mark his 100th birthday last year.
Njonjo said that when it comes to marriage, young men should first concentrate on making wealth first before they finally settle down with a woman.
He further explained that the woman one marries determines how well he will live. He said no man should be in a rush to get married until they are well established. Njonjo said that he had to wait until he was 52 to get married.
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“I don’t understand why men rush to marriage. Why would one want to punish someone’s daughter with poverty? If you attempt to marry while you are poor, you should be arrested,” Njonjo was quoted.
Njonjo said that marrying while poor was punishing the generations to come, since they will have nothing to inherit from the parent.
“There is nothing like “We shall look for money together”, said Njonjo, “If you don’t have money, you are not ready for marriage”. Marriage in Kenya.