Father Of 102 Can't Bear More Children, Blames Rising Cost Of Living

Chisom Ndianefo
Musa Hasahya And His Children
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Inflation and the ongoing economic situation across the world are causing a significant shift in how everyone does things including this polyamorous farmer who has now decided to stop producing more children as his financial situation can no longer feed another mouth.

Keep reading for the details.

Musa Hasahya

Hasahya, who's a father of 102 children and a farmer in Lusaka, Uganda, has revealed he's done fathering more kids due to the uncomfortable and rising cost of living. This is coming as a huge surprise because polygamy is totally legal in Uganda, where he lives with his family.

The Birth Control Way

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The 67-year-old and grandfather of 568 children has also mandated all his remaining wives to go on the birth control pill to forestall another pregnancy.

Birth control pills are an effective way to curb the rising population, especially in 3rd world countries.

Hasahya's Financial Woes

Hasahya has cried out about his meager salary, which gets little to nothing done around the house these days. In his interview with The Sun, the farmer said, "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."

One Big Happy Family

Hasahya and his wives all live under one roof because it makes it easier for the farmer to "monitor them" and prevent them from running away with other men in the village who are younger or richer than him now that he's not so financially buoyant.

Hasahya's Marriage History

The farmer's first marriage was to Hanifa back in 1971, which he did at just 16 years and then dropped out of school. They welcomed a baby girl two years after their marriage until he decided to expand his family.

The Beginning Of Hasahya's Polygamy

Young Hasahya was wealthy at that time (both in cash and land) and was a well-respected member of the community, even rising to the position of the village chairman, which he why he decided to add more wives to Hanifa.

According to him in an interview with The Sun, “I married one woman after another. How can a man be satisfied with one woman?”

They All Have Farms

In his bid to make life comfortable for his wives, Hasahya provided them with hoes to till the land, work their farms and produce enough food to support the family since the soil around that area is fertile.

Pleading For Help

The farmer is now asking the government for help with his children as he's unable to fund their education and lifestyle. A third of his kids, ages 6-51, reside with him on the farm where they all till the land for food.

Polygamy In Uganda

As stated earlier, polygamy is backed by law in Uganda, allowing a man to marry more than one wife at once. A finding in 2014 discovered that about 8.3% of women were involved in polygamous marriages.

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