Mzee Musa Hasahya, a Ugandan man with 12 wives and 102 children, has sworn not to produce any more children because he is finding it difficult to manage his enormous family.
Now that his women are of childbearing age, the 67-year-old farmer has instructed them to take the pill.
According to UK’s Daily Star, Hasahya, who resides in Bugisa, Uganda with his huge family, is feeling the pinch of the city’s escalating cost of living.
Musa resides in a compound with a 12-bedroom house and has 568 grandchildren.
At the age of 16, he wed Hanifa, his first wife, in 1971.
While he claims to be able to distinguish between his children and grandchildren, he claims not to know each one by name.
After dropping out of school, he married his first wife Hanifa in 1971 when she was just 16 years old, and two years later, she gave birth to a daughter, making him a father for the first time.
He claims that as the village chairman and a businessman, he chose to grow his family because he had the resources (land and money).
“I cannot tolerate bearing children anymore because of the limited resources. And on that note, I have advised all my wives of childbearing age to go for family planning.
I also discourage those who wish to marry more than four wives not to do so because things are not good,” he iterated.
“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 added.
“Because I was able to earn something, I decided to expand my family by marrying more women,” he emphasized.
“I ensured that hoes are provided for each of them to till the land and produce food enough to support the family since the soils are fertile.”
He is now, however, pleading with the government for assistance, claiming it is difficult for him to educate each of his kids.
He has a sizable brood, but according to his family, everyone normally gets along.
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