Last year, I wrote that comparing marriage with a country, especially in support of the idea that a country can be broken up, as prominent Kenyan economist Dr David Ndii had grown used to doing, does harm to the idea of marriage. As I stated, I am of the persuasion that marriage is a lifelong affair, and thus cannot be ended except by the death of the spouses.
I recently read an article about sexual abuse, written by a victim of sexual abuse. In the article, the author candidly narrates the horrors of being taken advantage of. She also describes the confusion, self-loathing and suicidal thoughts the abuse engendered in her, reactions which unite her to most other victims of sexual violence. You can read it here for yourself.
I first learnt of David Ndii during his feisty debate with Bitange Ndemo in 2014. In alternate articles carried out on the large pages of the Daily Nation over a number of weeks, both men defended their views on what constitutes true national development.
The Daily Nation happily proclaimed yesterday the nuptials of a 33-year old Kenyan man, Mr Ben Gitau with a male American Mathematics professor in Michigan, USA, which happened last Saturday.
In today’s fast moving world, it is not uncommon for news items to go out of the global conversation table as soon as they appear. So it is not surprising that the United State’s Supreme Court decision to make gay unions equal to marriage in the whole country is already stale news.
The 26 women who sent a letter to Pope Francis asking him to remove celibacy from the priestly package so that some priests can marry them touched off another thread in the priestly celibacy debate, which has drawn in all and sundry (the latter being opinionated non-catholics who know nothing about celibacy and chastity) in the recent past.