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83-Year-Old Man gets his First Born after 56-Year Wait

A 83-year-old man who lived to pray everyday of his life to have a baby has had his prayers answered.

Yosia Mwesigye and his wife of 56 years, the late Jane Tukamuhabwa had hopes of getting a baby especially after doctors confirmed that they were both fertile. 

However, their hopes were dashed after Jane was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2005. 

Years later in 2018, Yosia’s wife succumbed to the killer disease. 

Despite his wife’s death, Yosia was still hopeful that he would have a child one day. 

“Dying without a child is such a painful thing. In our African culture, one is only remembered when they leave a child on earth 

“I used to wake up early in the morning, sit in my sitting room and ask myself how I will be remembered after my death since I had no child,” he said. 

North-Kigezi Health IV Rugarama PHOTO/ COURTESY

Yosia later married a 25-year-old woman who was introduced to him by his sister, Feredansi Tumushabe. 

“I lived with workers and some adopted children after the death of my wife but they could sleep in boys’ quarters and I would sleep alone in the main house

“That’s when life turned against me and I thought of marrying a second wife,” he said. 

Two years after their marriage, his wife got pregnant and delivered a bouncy baby boy at North-Kigezi Health IV Rugarama on March 23.      

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“I am so happy that God has blessed me with a child at my old age. I never thought of getting one but I kept on praying and finally God answered my prayers and now I am a father,” Yosia noted.

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