Crime & Investigation

Kabale Bride Skips Own Wedding Over Police Case

Drama ensued Saturday at St. Mark Kikungiri church of Uganda parish and Kirigime Guest house in Kabale municipality when a bridegroom and his bride failed to show up at their wedding ceremonies.

Edison Kakuru Turyamureeba, thumb a resident of Kanyamatembe cell, here Kabere in Muko sub-county, Kabale District, was expected to exchange vows with Susan Nabaasa, the daughter of the late Saul Rutebarika.

In Kabale, ChimpLyf correspondent Moses Agaba reports that Kakuru fell short of attending the wedding ceremony after learning of police’s plot to arrest him.

Kakuru is accused of having helped the family of the late Benon Mayanja in claiming the deceased’s pension only to use it for personal needs.

Mayanja had asked Kakuru to secure the pension for the former’s family before passing on in 2013.

However, according to Kate Asiimwe and Robert Ndihomujuni, both children of the deceased, in July 2013, Kakuru withdrew and disappeared with their father’s benefits estimated at Shs14m.

“We tried to consult him about the matter but kept dodging us. So we sought police intervention in February 14 which has been looking for him,” said Asiimwe in an interview with ChimpLyf.

As soon as Kakuru turned up at St. Mark Kikungiri parish for his wedding, he was tipped off that police had laid siege at the church to arrest him.


He quickly took off, leaving his friends and relatives in the church.

It is also alleged that the suspect’s first wife, only identified as Oliver, had also turned up at the wedding ceremony to tell the church that she was being neglected by Kakuru.

“Kakuru’s frustrated guests decided to match to Kirigime Guest House where the wedding reception had been prepared before serving themselves food and drinks,” reports Agaba.

Excited locals utilised the opportunity to enjoy the feast before packing food in buckets for future consumption.

Police are still searching for Kakuru.

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