A female lawmaker has got everyone talking after she wedded her husband inside a shrine presided by traditional healers.
According to reports from Uganda, the popular female councillor, Ruth Nakamatte, exchanged marital vows with her man, Buyondo Manyigaalubaale, inside a shrine in their village in an elaborate ceremony. The marriage was presided over by the heads of the traditional healers in Uganda. Although the wedding stirred controversy, the Mukono Central Division female youth councilor doesn't seem bothered.
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The event presided over by the two traditional healers, Kabona Jjumba Aligaweesa and Kabona Kayondo Nyongeraako was held at the traditional healers' headquarters at Ttakajjunge village in Nama sub-county in Mukono district on Sunday, December 4.
Nakamatte was once baptized in church and named Ruth but she denounced it to adopt Namukasa. Buyondo was the first to enter the shrine which was filled by a number of traditional healers and their followers from across the country. Nakamatte, a professional nurse is a daughter of Mukono Central division National Resistance Movement (NRM) chairman Ssalongo Male Bakipakampulawa of Ntaawo village in Mukono Municipality.
Nakamatte arrived dressed in a wedding gown which she later changed to wear a backcloth dress. Unlike the past where traditional healers were known to be operating in darkness, this time they did everything in broad day light. They also had recorded music and melodious singers who performed music interludes of the tunes praising the African culture. They were only heard singing four choruses of traditional songs with drums only once as they were starting the service. They made the popular 'for better for worse' marriage vows during a service led by Kabona Jjumba.