This according to reports is to help the situation in the country where men are said to be in shortage. Women who refuse to comply to this new rule will be punished with life imprisonment.
Here is the statement as obtained from sde.co.ke :-
“Based on the law of God in polygamy, and given the circumstances in which the country is experiencing in terms of men shortage, the Eritrean department of religious affairs has decided on the following :
”First that every man shall marry at least two women and the man who refuses to do so shall be subjected to life imprisonment with hard labour.
“The woman who tries to prevent her husband from marrying another wife shall be punished to life imprisonment,”