Turkana women gather outside a water installation in Koriabok, north of Lodwar (Turkana region) on March 13, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI)
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Kenya's parliament has passed a bill allowing men to marry as many women as they want, prompting a furious backlash from female lawmakers who stormed out, reports said Friday.The bill, which amended existing marriage legislation, was passed late Thursday to formalize customary law about marrying more than one person.As in many parts of Africa, polygamy is common among traditional communities in Kenya, as well as among the country's Muslim community, which accounts for up to a fifth of the population.
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