Kenyan woman goes viral for begging for a husband
A 2021 photo of a Kenyan woman holding a placard that says “Looking for a serious husband” is trending again, sparking concerns about the dating field. The woman lists her qualifications as “No age limit” and “Even if he is broke,” which has led many people to suggest that there is a real problem with the dating scene.
This photo comes at a time when several Kenyan celebrities have broken up, leading Kenyans to question whether marriage still works. Among those who have separated or divorced this year include Vera Sidika and Brown Mauzo, Tyler Mbaya and Georgina Njenga, Viviane and Sam West, Kate Actress, and Phil Karanja.
In 2013, the National Council of Catholic Women Organisation of Nigeria predicted that the country would experience a scarcity of good husbands by the year 2023. This prediction was made after 8,000 women held demonstrations over the matter.
It is unclear why there is a perceived shortage of good husbands, but it is possible that it is due to a number of factors, including:
- Changing gender roles and expectations
- Increasing economic pressures
- A rise in individualism and delayed marriage
Whatever the reason, the photo of the Kenyan woman holding the placard is a reminder that many women are struggling to find partners. It is also a reminder that marriage is not easy, and that it takes a lot of work and commitment to make it last.