A Kenyan man with two wives, eight children, and one grandchild has opened up on his polygamous lifestyle.
Takid Master, 37, is a martial arts instructor doubling up as the national coach and secretary, Kenya Federation Competition.
He married his first wife, Cecilia Moraa, 21 years ago when he was 17. Five years later, he tied the knot with Mariam Nyambura, a Muslim.
He has sired five kids with Cecilia and three with Mariam.
The father of eight said they live happily together under one roof.
“We live our normal lives in one house. When there are events, we attend them together, and most people are aware of them. Even if you follow us secretly, you will find nothing unusual.
“My two wives get along very well and take care of me as they are supposed to,” Takid told Citizen TV.
The 37-year-old said one needs to be strong emotionally to manage such a large family.
“Martial arts helps us with some tenets in life. We have self-control, humility, honesty, perseverance, and a high level of discipline.
“I am the sole breadwinner as my two wives have no jobs. My talent has come in handy as I get to train mainly expatriates. It is about being responsible and straightforward.”
Takid’s firstborn is 22 and has a child already.
“I am so happy that I got a grandchild at 36. It makes me so proud. When we go out there, my kids and I look like brothers,” he said.
Takid said he is perceived as a role model by his peers though some are reserved on his polygamous nature.
“You don’t have to be born in Runda to make it in life. I was born in Juja but grew up in Dandora. I give back to society through sports and nurturing talent.
“I am not advising the youth to adopt my polygamous style. It is not easy. Let them do what is manageable.”