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Kenya signs polygamy into law; only for men with multiple wives

Women's rights groups in Kenya are strongly condemning a bill signed into law by the Kenyan president, allowing men to marry as many women as they want - but not the other way around.

President Uhuru Kenyatta signed the law Tuesday. The law legalizes polygamy, but only for men having multiple wives. Women cannot marry multiple men.

A proposal to allow the first wives to veto their husband's decision was struck down.

The law received overwhelming support from male members of parliament.

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