- Kukat Kamartum from Riong’o village, Tiaty sub-county in Baringo has three wives who stay together in a homestead
- The youthful father of 19 said children are the source of his wealth and would continue siring more to increase his chances of becoming rich in future
- The man said God is their provider and has never been worried or concerned about basic needs such as food, health and education since God is in charge
- Kamartum's three wives said they have no idea about the existence and use of contraceptives or family planning measures
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A 33-year-old Baringo man fathering 19 children has disclosed he considers the many kids his source of wealth in future.
Kukat Kamartum from Riong’o village, Tiaty sub-county in Baringo has three wives who stay together in his dusty homestead which is also home for his over 100 sheep and goats.
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Kamartum who spoke to the press during the marking of World Contraceptive Day on Sunday, September 27, said he would continue siring more children to increase his chances of becoming rich in future.
"If you have more children you become richer. If for instance, you have 10 girls then you will get at least 10 to 15 cows per girl, there are also four camels per girl, totaling to 40, that is wealth," he said
He said the community does not allow men to count children since they are like one's wealth which should be constantly increased and expanded from time to time.
The father of 19 said his wives conceive again as soon as they heal from deliveries.
The young father said God is their provider and has never been worried or concerned about the basic needs such as food, health, and education for the children since God is in charge.
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"I want to sire as many children as I can. For those who would want to go to school, we will pray for God's grace," he said.
Most of his children accompany him to the grazing fields and are trained on how to look after cattle.
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Kamartum's three wives said they were not aware of existence and use of contraceptives or family planning measures that could help to regulate the number of children they sire.
“We do not know about family planning. We have never heard about it,” said Kamartum's first wife.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a king in north-west Cameroon, Abumbi II, has 100 wives and 500 children.
The 11th king of the Bafut, he ascended the throne when his father, King Achirimbi, died in 1968. After becoming the tribe’s traditional ruler, he also inherited his father’s 72 wives. That inherited harem of women added to the 28 he already married to swell the count to 100.
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