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Kakamega man with 8 wives and 100 children

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Kakamega man with 8 wives and 100 children

David Kalukhana revealed he first tied the knot in 1990 to a woman from Musanda, Mumias, in Kakamega county
The 61-year-old has since managed to woo women from different communities as far as Uganda
Kalukhana said he takes care of his large family despite financial constraints, and they live in harmony

A polygamous Kakamega man named David Kalukhana, who has married eight wives and sired 100 children, has said he is proud of himself.

David Kalukhana has 100 children spread across the country.
David Kalukhana and some members of his family.

The 61-year-old said his large family had brought him peace of mind. He described his polygamous life as a success despite its share of challenges.

“I have achieved what most men secretly desire but lack the guts to execute. Like everything in life, polygamy comes with challenges. But it is satisfying and has brought me peace of mind,” Kalukhana told The Nairobian.

Wives spread across Kenya, Uganda

The middle-aged man revealed he first tied the knot in 1990 to a woman from Musanda, Mumias.

Since then, he has managed to woo women from different communities as far as Uganda.

“I have added two Luhyas from Kabras, and others from Uganda, Alego and Mt Elgon. The latest is from Nandi,” he said.

Kalukhana lives with two wives at his homestead, but the rest are spread across the country and neighbouring Uganda.

Children

Three of his children are in the United States (US) taking law and medicine courses while the rest are studying in Kenyan and Ugandan primary schools, secondary and colleges.

The 61-year-old said he takes care of his large family despite financial constraints.

The peasant farmer did manual jobs for a living and said he treats his wives equally to earn their respect.

“Going to church has equally enabled me gain the wisdom and knowledge to solve emerging family disputes and manage the family,” Kalukhana said.

The man said he often visits his other wives whom he doesn’t live with. He also regularly speaks with all his adult children on the phone.

Josephine Cherono, his seventh wife, said the duo met when he had come to fence their compound in Nandi.

She said she fell for him and they got married only to learn later she was the seventh wife.

“I had no option but to stay because I loved him. We now have ten children and may add more depending on what he decides,” she said.

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