Mbabazi: Marriage Not Meant To Formalise Emotional Homes


web geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Mbabazi was speaking during the Okuhingyira (Nkore traditional giveaway ceremony) of Doreen Owembabazi, daughter of a retired police officer, Kagina Mbareeba Wycliffe at his home in Kyengera, Wakiso district on Sunday.

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Owembabazi was betrothed to Peter Muhangura, grandson of the late Omukama (King) George Rukidi III of Tooro Kingdom. Princess Elizabeth Bagaya, daughter of the fallen king also attended the traditional function.

“The state is interested in your marriage because we believe when we have stable families the nation as a whole will be stable,” Mbabazi said. He called upon couples to ensure happy marriages, saying marriage was a permanent arrangement.

“Happy marriages last when you marry the one you love and successful marriages are when you love the one you marry,” Mbabazi said.

Maria Mutagamba, minister of tourism, wildlife and antiquities, Maj. Gen. James Mugira, the head of Luwero Industries and the Woman Member of Parliament for Kanungu district, Elizabeth Karungi, among others also attended.

Bishop Dan Zoreka of the Diocese of Kinkizi, who preached at the function, castigated gay marriages, saying they were unnatural. He described marriage as finding someone of a different sex to love, honour, wed and keep forever.

Bishop Zoreka advised couples to be patient, forgiving and truthful and avoid stressing each other since neither of them was an angel. He said marriage was a gift from the Lord and should not be an institution to play with.

The couple received various gifts including heifers from the Mbabazi family and relatives. They also carried away Omugamba, a collection of the most important Kinyankore cultural pots every young girl ready for marriage has to be sent off with.

Omugamba, the most important item about the function includes milk pots, gourds, other pots for keeping ghee and herbs, traditional ‘Vaseline’ for smearing the bride, and another that is used to smoke scented herbs in the couple’s bedroom.


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