- A Rwandese man has shocked his neighbours and family members by convincing two sisters to marry him
- Essien was living peacefully with his wife Nabanti and later on her sister Petronilla joined them after her marriage failed
- The three live in the same house, share the same bed, food and divide the house chores equally between them
They say women are swayed by what they hear, but a Rwandese man with a speech impediment has shocked many by easily convincing two women to marry him.
Petronilla's marriage broke down
The man who also does not boast a lot of wealth first got married to Nabanti Maliya and they were blessed with three children.
An interview with Afrimax English revealed that one child died mysteriously, but the others thrived and the oldest, 20 years old, lives away from home. The other one, 19, lives at home with their parents.
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One day Habinta's sister Petronilla showed up at their door saying her marriage was irretrievably broken and they all decided to live together.
My man made her pregnant
"Instead of going back home, she came here. My man fell in love with her and made her pregnant; they told me and we decided to live together," said Nabanti.
"We share everything, the man, bed, and food. We really love each other, " she added.
The 52-year-old and his first family used to live in a grass-thatched house but later looked for some money and built a bigger brick house on the shores of Lake Kivu where they all live together.
"Some things were just meant to be," said Petronilla Maliya.
Essien's brother was against new marriage
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Essien's brother Sakabe Calvin never thought his brother would marry another wife and was really against the arrangement. Their friends and neighbours were also shocked by the developments.
"Although I was against that Idea I think I was wrong because my brother treats his wives equally. Apart from poverty, there is no other problem or misunderstanding.," said Calvin.
"Hakuna shida (there is no problem) who are we to separate people who are loving each other? he added.
The man and his wives are farmers who farm every day and also keep a few domestic animals such as goats.
Man marries two siblings
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a man had married two sisters and has 12 children.
When interviewed, the polygamous man told Afrimax English that he married his first wife named Goreth and their union produced two kids.
Unfortunately, the second child died on his birthday and after waiting for almost 12 years for another addition to the family, Desire told Goreth that he would take a second wife. Afrimax narrator said Desire went back to his first wife's family and informed them that he wants to take her sibling as a second wife.