A 36-year-old woman, identified as Ann Grace Aguti, has married three men and allocated them three out of the seven tiny huts in her compound in Ngora, Uganda.
Her actions is reported to have incurred the wrath of her father, Pastor Peter Ogwang of Christ Foundation Ministries.
He was so upset by her action that he mobilised clan members to intervene and evict the new grooms, saying the practice is unacceptable in the Teso community. Aguti who is a mother of three and now pregnant, defended her actions as she said she was once married like other women. .
Her desire in her marriage was to have a “tender, loving husband, who can provide all my needs as a housewife.” When her husband wasn’t meeting that need, she said she decided to do things her way.
She told New Vision: “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.”
Her search led her to a number of men who became her husbands, living in her house and taking turns to sleep with her. Then, she met another man who she brought home after which she chased all her other husbands “due to lack of discipline”.
She later brought two other men home, making them three husbands. The three men; Richard Alich, a widower and retired police officer who is a father to 10 grown-up children, John Peter Oluka, a fairly well-off peasant, who has a home in the same village and Michael Enyaku, a senior bachelor, who also has land and a home in another village.
The men told Sunday Vision that they have no problem with the arrangement. According to them, they regard Aguti as the head of the family, dine together during meals and obey her instructions, including observing the conjugal rights roster.