Kilifi Rotaract Debate

Here us a brief summary on Rotaract club if Kilifi Debate from the professional service committee.


Debate topic: Partners should live together before committing to marriage.


Moderator: Mr. Evans Odhiambo. Members of the parliament; Rotarians, Rotaractors and Guests.


*Opposers*  Oppening statement: Marriage is a legal union between partners who have agreed to live together. It maybe monogamous or polygamous. However marriage is holly or sacred based on our religion  and customs thus partners should wait until marriage for them to live together.  1:marriage is important as it shows commitments of both parties. 2:according to religion partners should live together after being married.  3. Cohabiting is as a result of fear to commitment and responsibility which are values we should advocate for in the community and amongst youths. 4. Quality interaction, communication and sharing before marriage helps partners to know one another not neccessarily living together. 


*Proposers.* Cohabiting is living together as partners before marriage  1: partners should live together in order to learn each other character before going to the marriage.  2: partners should live together in order to save the cost . 3: Partners living together before marriage helps identification of hidden traits or conditions that helps in making an informed decision.

Was rather a balanced opinion but majority especially men of the idea of leaving together before marriage being beneficial based on knowing one another better before committing to marriage.
However, from the opposers’ side knowing one other could be through daytime activities and interaction so as to preserve the dignity of marriage based on customs and religion

Points brought up:

Was rather a balanced opinion but majority especially men of the idea of leaving together before marriage being beneficial based on knowing one another better before committing to marriage.
However, from the opposers’ side knowing one other could be through daytime activities and interaction so as to preserve the dignity of marriage based on customs and religion

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