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Ugandan Minister terms Speaker’s marriage as third wife is ‘fraudulent’

By Wangu Kanuri December 9th, 2022 2 min read

Ugandan Minister Persis Namuganza has announced that she intends to move a motion against Speaker Anita Among and football boss Moses Magogo terming their marriage as fraudulent.

Among who is Magogo’s third wife had their traditional wedding in August 2022 but their union was cancelled by the Town Clerk of Makingye Division Urban Council, Geoffrey Rwakabale.

Echoing Rwakabale’s move, Namuganza who serves as the Minister for Lands, Housing and Urban Development while in Parliament said, “In future I want to move a motion, against Hon Magogo Moses and the Speaker of this house Anita Among for procuring a fraudulent marriage which is turning into a personal fight in this house.”

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According to Entebbe Post, the Uganda Registration Services Bureau protested the alleged nullification of the marriage but it had been established that Ms Namuganza has since protested the letter calling it fake and cannot validate a marriage.

She said, “Fake information. The process of getting married is clear under the law. And there can never be a marriage in absentia. So all that fake news won’t help.”

However, the fight against Magogo and Among is being seen as a chance to block the Speaker from not joining the politics of Busoga as a kingpin with Rebecca Kadaga being the current one in the region.

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In a letter dated August 16 2022, Rwakabale wrote to the Registrar of Marriages for Kampala district saying that he had discovered inaccuracies in the couple’s application which forced him to halt the registration to investigate said inaccuracies.

“Please refer to my letter reference number MKD/KCCA/1308/06 dated August 15th, 2022 on the registration of the customary marriage of Magogo Moses Hashim and Among Anita Annet. I have discovered glaring omissions and errors occasioned to me as a consequence of duress while processing this matter,” he concluded.

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