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Kigezi Diocese Priest Weds Under Tight Security

Rev Christopher Tugumenawe, a lecturer at Bishop Bahram University College Kabale on Saturday finally tied the knot with one Judith Tukamuhabwa under heightened security.

Mrs Tukamuhabwa had just left another marriage.

The marriage of Rev. Tugumenawe, who is a lecture of Religious Studies at the Kabale based University College was contested by the family of Tukamuhabwa’s estranged husband, Isaac Akamutuha who is currently working in Abu Dhabi.

The family wanted Tukamuhabwa to first hand them the two children she had with their son.

The Reverend was reportedly having an affair with Tukamuhabwa, even when his late wife was alive.

When latter’s husband left for Abu Dhabi last September, the love birds made public their intention to get married.

Akamutuha’s family took the matter to the Kabale police station’s Family Protection Unit, but Rev Tugumenawe and Tukamuhabwa declined to respond to police summons.

On Saturday nonetheless, police deployed heavily to secure the wedding that was held at St. Peters Cathedral Rugarama in Kabale Municipality.

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Police checked and cleared everybody that came in, while those that were not on the guest list were turned away.

Police also deployed around the church and along all roads leading to the cathedral.

The couple exchanged their vows at 12:20pm in the service that was
presided over the sub dean of St. Peters Cathedral Rugarama, Ven.
Geoffrey Tukamuhabwa.

Preaching during the service, Ven. Tukamuhabwa asked the couple protect their marriage vows. He also asked wives to be faithful and submissive to
their husbands if they are to live at peace in their families.

Godfrey Kahebwa the Kabale District Police Commander says the deployment was normal procedure.

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