Public university students admitted to prestigious faculties like engineering, law and medicine have become the target of wealthy women who want to bear children with the ‘right’ genes, multiple sources reveal to Campusbee.
The young men, considered to be the sharpest brains to come out of the Ug education system, are paid at least Sh1.5m to donate their semen to top, rich, old women, in town. The sole aim is to make sure the woman conceives. Having desirable physical attributes is usually an added advantage.
Campusbee understands that the sperms-for-cash arrangements is now very common in top universities like Muk, Mubs, Kiu and Ucu. University students are paid between Sh300,000 to Sh700,000 for donating their sperms to private clinics.
A student from a top city university admits that when some of his colleagues are broke, they meet and go to a clinic where they donate their sperms, and have their particulars taken, including pictures.
“I have many friends who sell their sperms. It is not something we can proudly declare to the world but among us we share information. It is all about the money,” says a communications student.
Frederick [second name withheld for fear of being reported by the readers to his parents] says he has donated his sperms four times.
“I lose nothing, but I gain money. If I could have an arrangement like some of my friends where I get paid to make a woman pregnant, I wouldn’t mind,” says the final-year student. He admits that money from the sperm donation has kept him going through lean patches, especially in his last year at campus.
Some students go as far as bedding these old women, with the aim of specifically making them pregnant, with no strings attached.
“My best friend was lucky, he got a woman who was taking care of all his financial needs. We all envied him, and immediately the woman got pregnant, she unceremoniously dumped him and the lavish lifestyle he was so used to ended,” says Frederick.
Their ‘sperm donations’ are, however, not guided by any law. Campusbee was unsuccessful in its attempts to contact the Wandegeya clinic named by the students.
According to Dr Cathbert Ochen, a doctor at Mulago Hospital, it is estimated that one-fifth of all Ugandan men are impotent, hence the increased need for sperms.
He says the main causes of infertility in men are oligospermia (a condition where the man has low sperm count) and azoospermia (a condition where men has zero sperm count).