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Polyamorous Uganda man decides 102 children is enough due of 'rising cost of living'

By NICK GARCIA Published Dec 31, 2022 4:09 pm

As they say, it's better late than never.

After fathering 102 children, a 67-year-old man from Uganda has decided it's enough because of the "rising cost of living."

The Sun reported that Musa Hasahya is married to 12 women, with polygamy being legal in their country. They have 568 grandchildren altogether.

Hasahya, a farm owner, said he cannot "tolerate bearing any more children because of the limited resources."

"My income has become lower and lower over the years due to the rising cost of living, and my family has become bigger and bigger," he is quoted as saying.

Hasahya has asked his 12 wives to take birth control and has sent them to a family planning program, The Daily Mirror reported.

He first got married in 1971 when he was 16 years old. He then dropped out of school and had his firstborn two years later.

But oozing with vim and vigor, Hasahya has planted more seeds in the coming years. "I married one woman after another. How can a man be satisfied with one woman," he said.

His eldest child is 51 years old, while his youngest one is six, according to the Sun. About a third of them live on his farm.

Hasahya's youngest wife, Zulaika, who has 11 of his children, said she won't have kids anymore because of the "bad financial situation" they're in.

His 12 wives live in the same house, Hasahya said, so it's "easy" for him to "monitor" them all. He also wanted to "stop" them from eloping with other men, he told the Sun.

In any case, everybody is getting along.

"He has a listening heart, he never rushes to make decisions before hearing from all the parties," his first wife Hanifa is quoted as saying. "He doesn't victimize anybody and he treats all of us equally."