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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Woman Marries Three Men After Monogamous Marriage Fails

Ann Grace Aguti

A woman in Amugagara, Kumel in Mukura sub-county, Ngora district is married to three men, who all live in one compound.

The 36-year-old Ann Grace Aguti has attracted the wrath of her father, Pastor Peter Ogwang alias Ikwenyar of Christ Foundation Ministries, who mobilised clan members to intervene, saying the practice is unacceptable in the Teso community.

However, the men; Richard Alich, John Peter Oluka and Michael Enyaku, told Sunday Vision that they have no problem with the arrangement. They regard Aguti as the head of the family, dine together during meals and obey her instructions, including observing the conjugal rights roster.

Aguti has allocated three of the seven tiny huts in her compound to the three men. Apparently, Aguti had more men, but dismissed some due to lack of discipline. How they met Alich, a widower, is a retired police officer with 10 grown-up children.

Oluka, alias Abaafu, is a fairly well-off peasant, who has a home in the same village. Enyaku is a senior bachelor, who also has land and a home in another village.

Alich told Sunday Vision that he met Aguti when she was returning home from Brac Uganda, Ngora branch, where she had gone to process a loan.

“Her bicycle had developed a mechanical problem, so I offered to repair it. In the process, one thing led to another and I found myself here. I stay in that hut,” Alich said, pointing at his place of abode.

Oluka, the other husband, told Sunday Vision that being from the same village, he knew Aguti had a number of men.

Ann Grace Aguti

“I met her at a swamp where I was grazing my cows and joked about her taking me on as a husband too — and that was it. She allocated me a hut,” he said.

“We have lived harmoniously for close to a year now. I have no problem with my co-husbands. The consensus among us is that mummy (Aguti) determines the duty (sex) roster and her decision is final,” Oluka said.

Enyaku said he was the first among the current husbands to arrive in Aguti’s home and believes he is the favourite.

“When I came to her home, I found other men already husbanding her, but she chased them away because she reserves the right to admit anyone of her choice. I also strongly believe her pregnancy is mine."

Aguti, who is a mother of three, is currently six months pregnant. She earns a living by selling cooked cow trotters (emolokony). It is not clear who the father of her pregnancy is because Enyaku is not the only one claiming responsibility.

It is said that Aguti also has a host of other lovers. Aguti responds Aguti said she should not be taken for a village whore because she is not.

“I was married before in a manner my clansmates want. But my desire is to have a tender loving husband, who can provide all my needs as a housewife. My husband was useless and I remained the breadwinner. When I left him, I started looking for that special someone, but I have not yet found him because even now, I have to feed the men that I have. So, my search continues!”

By New Vision ]

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