Somali Man marries two women at the same wedding

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By Annette Amondi

A young Somali man has married two women on the same night because he wants to have many children.

Bashir Mohamed said he courted both women for about eight months, and convinced them to marry him.

“I used to bring them together to socialize with me at my home,I used to say openly to both of them that I love them. They were satisfied,” he told BBC Somali.

He said that the advantage of marrying both at the same time was that they would not get “jealous” later, and would know from the beginning that they were in a polygamous marriage.

“I will encourage other men to do it, if they can afford it,” Mohamed said.

Polygamy is allowed in Somali culture, but it is unusual to marry two women at the same time.

Mohamed tied the knot with the two women Iqra and Nimo in Sinai, Somalia.

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