‘No more kids,’ says father of 102 children
100 and not out, inflation will finally put a stop to this ever growing family
After allegedly fathering more than 100 kids, a 67-year-old farmer following a polygamous lifestyle in Lusaka, Uganda, has declared that he is “done having children because of the rising cost of living”. Musa Hasahya—who also has 568 grand-kids—has asked all 12 of his wives to go on birth control pills to avoid another pregnancy citing the inability to feed his massive family. His eldest child is 51 years old.
Hasahya says his salary doesn’t stretch as far anymore. “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 rued. All of Hasahya’s wives reportedly live in the same house as him. This, he says, makes it easier for him to “monitor them and also stop them [from] eloping with other men in this village”. “I married one woman after another. How can a man be satisfied with one woman?” he wondered.
Polygamy is legal in Uganda. Hasahya’s youngest wife, Zulaika, who is 21 years younger than his oldest child and a mother of 11 of his children, claimed, “I’m not having any more kids. I’ve seen the bad financial situation and am now taking birth control pills.” A third of the farmer’s children—who are between six and 51 years old reside with him on the farm.