A groom married seven women on the same day – and two of them are sisters.
Habib Nsikonnene – a renowned traditional healer – hosted a grand reception on Sunday after saying “I do” to everyone in Uganda.
However, the 43-year-old doesn’t stop there and has stated that he plans to have even more women so that he can be successfulof 100 children.
He said monitor: “There are very few of us in my family, so I want to have many children so that we can build a big family.”
In preparation for his wedding, he gave each of his wives new cars and also gave their parents a number of gifts – including motorcycles for the parents of the two women, who are sisters.
And it is not Habib’s first wedding as he already had a wife of seven years named Musanyusa.
Habib married each of the brides individually in a traditional ceremony in their own homes before they were escorted to a reception at his home.
The brides arrived in style in their own vehicles and were personalizedamong a fleet of 40 sedans and 30 motorcycles.
A glittering concert greeted guests and one attendee said: “Some people couldn’t believe it was real, others said it was the first time they had witnessed such an event.”
At the reception, Habib praised his wives and told the guests: “My wives have no jealousy among each other, I introduced them one by one and married them all at once to create a big, happy family.”
“I’m still a young man and closeGod willing, I can’t say this is the end.”
After the celebration, Habib and his wives were taken on a procession by cyclists and motorbikes, which they followed through the surrounding towns before they all returned home for their wedding night.
According to Habib’s father, polygamy – which is legal in Uganda – is normal in his family.
He said: “My grandfather had six wives separated by curtains in a single house.
“My own late father had five wives and I myself have four wives living in one house.”
But no one in the family has had up to seven, and there are rumors that Habib broke the record in Uganda for the most women married in one day.
He is now a local legend and is celebrated for putting his remote village on the map.
Emmanuel Owere, the Namasengere or village chairman, said: “This man of rare qualities settled in this village about four years ago.”
“He came and bought land here and introduced himself to me as a traditional healer. We allowed him to practice his craft.”
“When he moved here, we had no idea he would bring us fame. “The name of our village is everywhere.”