By Mashariki Correspondent
Family-related conflicts witnessed in various parts of the country are caused by various factors in the modern world.
In the latest survey done by the Kenya National Bureau of statistics in the county of Marsabit has clearly indicated that Moyale Sub County is leading in the number of divorces.
Moyale recorded the highest number of cases with over 800 cases of divorce while Laisamis recorded the least number of 133.
With the region having Islam as the dominant religion one would expect fewer divorce cases because the religion allows men to marry many wives, unlike the Christian beliefs that advocate for one man one woman.
On the other hand, the figures of polygamous families in the entire Marsabit County are on the increase led by Laisamis that has more than 6000 cases. Bearing in mind that Laisamis had the least number of divorce cases probably explains why it is leading in the polygamous type of marriage.
The entire Marsabit County that has a population of more than 300,000 residents has recorded approximately 2000 cases of divorce and more than 15, 000 families living in a polygamous setup.
Monogamous type of families that are advocated by the Christian faith is leading with a record of more than 70,000 families living happily as one man one wife.
In Kenya, divorce cases have been on the increase and this is attributed to the effects of modern technology that has contributed to the delay of morals among couples.
Poor social economic status among members of various communities in Kenya have led to couples not able to define their role and play their parts in raising a united family.