In the tradition era, having many children was viewed as being wealthy in the society. You could find a man with many wives and many children. Unfortunately, the status they live is not in very good condition.
Speaking in an interview with Joshua on the Lynn Ngugi's YouTube channel, Sheikh Abdalla Opiyo has come out and challenged the traditional perspective and urges men to live according to there means. He says there is no joy in having many children as children will only make one poor.
Giving his story, sheikh Abdalla is married to two wives and with the two wives, he has only four children. He says that's enough for him and he ended up getting a vasectomy, which means he can't get any of his wives pregnant anymore. He ones chased his wife from home after realizing she was pregnant. He only wanted two children with her and they got the third. Later on he brought her back and lived with her.
Hailing from kakamega, and being a Muslim, he says a man should only have a number of wife and children he can be able to cater for.
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