BY ALEX BALIMWIKUNGU When your wife loses the intense romance and passion she displayed when you were still dating, what do you do with your libido still a notch higher? So what do you do? Get a hotter flame, work out an arrangement and make her your second wife and she will duly take care of your excess needs? Easier said than done. Gone are the days when the first wife agreed to the second marriage and even got involved in the frantic search. Although polygamy has been practiced for thousands of years, today, it is no joking subject, in Golola speak. In these days of emancipation where the whims of one semi-illiterate woman are enough to drive a solitary mind mad, imagine having a harem of two or three educated wives! You have to think for them, think about them and then think because of them. It takes courage and guts and steel which, sadly, even money cannot buy. It is a preserve of the total men. A recent incident at Entebbe Airport brought to mind that notion. Fresh from Mecca, a famous Al-Hajj in town made a grand entrance in the airport lobby. There to receive him were three of his wives, each with a Toyota Ipsum and a bouquet of flowers. In the ensuing battle, bouquets were ripped apart as each woman was determined to have him for the day. Like a rabbit caught in strong headlights, he looked on, perplexed, at the undue attention the altercation caused. The towering and bulky Al-Hajji, instead of prevailing over his harem, hardly uttered a word, only affording the Arabic Yarrabi as beads of sweat formed and the crowd swelled. Quran confirms there is a verse that allows a man to marry more than one woman but only if he can deal justly with them. Even in the Bible, King Solomon is said to have had seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines. David had ninety-nine and Jacob had four.