According to a certain community in Kenya, love and marriage is only secure if they see their daughter adding some weight. This, to them, is a clear indication that she is having a happy life and being taken care of well.
To them, love is nothing but an illusion that brings lonely hearts together. Then after that is life with or without love. And that love is only seen when a woman gains weight— a pure indication that the man is providing well for her.
This is so absurd, in this time and age we expected people to understand love life much better. It is obvious that we, people, do not eat love. But gaining weight has nothing to do with love and happiness. As it has been confirmed scientifically that some people gains weight when they are sad or when they are depressed.
As other women fight with their weight, some communities in Kenya still believe that adding some extra Kgs after marriage is the only way the third parties could know how happy the family is.
In Kenya, some people in middle class society love being fatty fatty. According to them, being a heavy weight tells the world one is financially secure and that he or she is leading a good life.
One house wife was heard saying.
Look at me and look at them. Being skinny means your husband is giving you stress instead of providing for you….
This kind of mentality runs down to most Kenyan’s mind. They see skinny but healthy people as poor while they identify a heavy weight person as someone with riches.
Recently, a man lost his wife just because he could not fatten her for the period of time they had stayed together. According to her family, she was leading a very bad life and that she deserved better than wasting her life with someone who could not make her add some weight. Weird but that is the reality!
So love life is nothing if gaining weight is not part of the family. Life is crazier that how to seems like in Kenya.