You are here

By Rodney Muhumuza The Associated Press

Polygamy persists across Africa, to activists’ dismay

KAMPALA, Uganda — The suspicion of a third wife was planted in Irene Atenyo’s mind when her husband could not account for his most recent pay.

When she confronted him, he beat her “like an animal” and briefly kicked her out, she said. She winced as she recalled his confession days later of being involved with a student.