Mohammed Semanda, a 50-year-old Muslim man from Uganda, has married three women in a single ceremony because he could not afford to marry them separately.
Semanda, a food vendor from the town of Katabi, in Uganda’s Wakiso district, caused quite a shock when he showed up at the local parish with three women, all wearing white wedding gowns.
He said his wives know that he is not financially stable but they all agreed to marry him out of love.
The 50-year-old added that the women are not jealous of each other and know that he will work very hard to support them.
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He said “my wives are not jealous against each other. Good enough, each has got a home and I promise to work harder and support them”.
His brides, 48-year-old Salmat Naluwugge, 27-year-old Jameo Nakayiza and Mastulah Namwanje, 24, were all overjoyed during the ceremony and seemed to enjoy all the attention.
Interestingly, Naluwagge has already been married to Mohammed for the last 20 years, so this was just a renewal of their marriage.
The couples have five children together.