- A man weds seven wives.
- He is a traditional healer.
- Two are sisters.
Ssaalongo Nsikonenne Habib Ssezzigu, a resident of Bugereka village, in Mukono district over the weekend wedded seven wives once in a historical ceremony he organized in his village.
Two of the seven wives wedded to Habib who is a traditional healer are biological sisters .
After the exchanging the marital vows, Nsikonnene and his seven wives held a big procession led by bodaboda cyclists, through the towns of Kalagi, Kasana, and Nakifuma, before arriving at their home at 6 pm in the evening.
The wedding ceremony kicked off with a concert as the couples moved in a convoy amidst of applause from people who had lined up on roadsides to witness the ceremony.
Some of people could not believe that this was real, some of them said that this was their first time to witness such historical event and do not think that in their lives they will again see another man like Habib doing the similar event.
The wives who made the historical event includes Mariam, Madinah, Aisha, Zainabu, Fatuma ,Rashida and Musanyusa who is the Habib's first wife
Habib bought the new brand car as a presents for each one of his wives.
At the reception, the brides, Aisha, Aisha, Fatuma, Sharifah, Rashida, Mariam, and Zainab found their seats prepared, each labeled with their own names.
Nsikonnene in his speech at the reception, commended his wives for being loyal to him.
He said that in the future he will be adding some more wives.
“I introduced them separately and decided to wed them all at once to make one big happy family,” he noted
The groom's father, Hajj Abdul Ssemakula noted that polygamy has been the practice in this family adding that his grandfather had six wives who were separated by curtains in a single house.
“My own late father had 5 wives and I myself have four wives who live in one house.” he said.
It is said that Habib broke the record of marrying many wives in Uganda at once.
The record he broke is for a one Ssemanda who in 2019 married three wives in one ceremony.