Mzee Yosia Mwesigye, 83, has received his first born child, after the passing of his 79-year-old wife who left no child.
Mzee Mwesigye waited for 57 years in vain to have a child in his previous marriage. While society places high value on child bearing, Mzee Mwesigye has no regrets though about his late wife’s failure to bear him a child.
A third born among 10 children, Mzee Mwesigye was born on January 26, 1939, in Nyamiyaga Cell, Kazindiro Parish in Bugangari Sub-county, Rukungiri District.
At 23, he married the love of his life, Jane Tukamuhabwa (now deceased) on April 25, 1962.
But the couple couldn’t bear children.
“When we visited hospitals, we were told we were fertile,” Mzee Mwesigye narrates.