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Somali man marries two women on same day

A young Somali man has married two women on the 22nd of June in the same night in a village called Sinia.

The groom, Bashir Mohamed and the brides Iqra and Nimo had an unusual wedding attended by a large crowd.

Although Polygamy is uncommon in Somali culture women oppose men to marry two ladies.

“I used to bring them together to socialise with me at my home,” Mr Mohamed told BBC Somali.

“I used to say openly to both of them that I love them. They were satisfied,” he added.

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, Mr Mohamed said.

He had taken two wives because he wanted “many children”.

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