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It’s scandalous for a bride to laugh in Bahima culture! Gen. Sejusa explains viral video of crying bride

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A video of a bride wailing as she exchanged marital vows in Western Uganda over the weekend has gone viral on social media. The video was followed by another one of a gloomy bride refusing to eat cake from a supposedly dotting new husband at the wedding reception.

While most people on social media commented that the woman could have been forced into marriage, Gen. David Sejusa, a man more known for commenting about his quest to end President Yoweri Museveni’s rule commented that it’s normal and part of the Bahima culture for a bride to cry during her wedding ceremony.

“It’s a Bahima Culture, but has a history! Bahima marriages were arranged marriages. Arrangements were made between families and clans. The bride and groom had no say. They even didn’t have to know each other! But since Bride was the one leaving home, it was a “sad day” for her and she genuinely cried!” Sejusa who hails from the Bahima ethic group of Western Uganda tweeted.

According to Sejusa, it;s part of culture for a Muhima bride to be grumoy on her big day.

“In Bahima culture, a bride cried, ‘fought’ not to be wedded off. When they reached Groom’s home, it would be ‘war’ before marriage is consummated (had at times to call for intervention of Aunt!) A bride covered her FACE (Okwetwekyerera) until after the third born!” he said.

“Any show of ‘Joy’ by the Bride was interpreted as Umalaya!(Okufa omutima). The Groom, too couldn’t show joy as it would be sign of DISRESPECT for father’s (family) ‘loss’ in terms of many cows paid as DOWRY! Laughs and giggles you see today are of changed society! (strange?)!,” he added.

Asked by a tweep whether the tears used to be tears of joy, Sejusa tweeted; “Tears of pain, fear and uncertainty!”

He broke down three reasons for the tears. “1. Marriage was at a tender age of 13 upwards! Beyond 17, people would say “Ogwo Agwiire Ahamahega”(Okudiba?) 2. The  girl didn’t know the boy or his family. 3. It would be the first time she is leaving her home. There was genuine fear!” he noted.

At least one of the photos captured the bride in a jovial mood.

One tweep referred to marriage at the age of 13 as pedophilia and Sejusa defended his ancestors’ history,  “13 years as Marriage Age (Consent) in most Traditional African Societies wasn’t as outrageous as it may seem. Today, age of consent varies in many countries. In many European countries, it’s 14, for example, Germany, Italy, Portugal, etc. It’s 12 in Japan, Philippines etc,” he said.

Sejusa said that in their villages, marriages are still arranged to this day. “Even today, in villages where children didn’t meet at GUVNOR, it’s scandalous for a bride to laugh and dance, etc! It’s foreign culture”! The SALVATION of our parents, you hear us talk about is what ended “ARRANGED/FORCED” marriages and it’s not long ago!” he weighed in.

On his on wedding in 1987, Gen. Sejusa, then known as Tinyefuza had Rtd. Col Dr. Kiiza Besigye as his bestman.



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Sheebah records sex assault statement at Police CID

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Songstress Sheebah Karungi yesterday, Tuesday May 17, 2022 recorded a statement at the Uganda Police’s Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) on her reported sexual assault saga.

The “Nwakata Burungi” singer who has been mute ever since she broke the news on her sexual harassment by one of her clients she claimed to be a ‘role-model’ in Uganda, showed up before Tom Magambo, the Director of Uganda Police’s Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID).

According to close sources, Sheebah filed a case of ‘Indecent assault’ against the yet undisclosed person.

The self-proclaimed ‘Swag Mama’ made it clear that the person in question wasn’t journalist Andrew Mwenda.

Sheebah confirmed that instead saboteurs had been falsely passing wrong information to the public pointing to Andrew Mwenda and other government officials.

Sheebah’s thought to seek Police sparked last week by Andrew Mwenda who was being trolled on social media.

The Commander for Land Forces in the UPDF, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who is also Andrew Mwenda’s close friend assured maximum security to Sheebah in case she feared for her life as she advances seeking justice in this matter.

Sheebah’s bold move has highly been commended gender activists several women both in Uganda and around the world.

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Not rape but bad touches – Sheebah on her sexual violation incident

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Songstress Sheebah Karungi has refuted social media reports that she was raped.

Last week, Sheebah stormed her social media and revealed how she was sexually molested by yet undisclosed fabled person who had booked her to perform at his private party at his home.

Sheebah’s reports stirred countless of comments from all statuses of people as some introduced the ‘rape’ word into the saga.

However, during her press conference on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 the multi-award-winning female singer declined to have been raped.

Sheebah instead claimed to have been inappropriately touched by the man whose name she still refused to disclose.

However, the “Nkwata Bulungi” singer says that she revealed the right name to the Police CID.

I was not raped, but those inappropriate touches are the ones that lead to rape. Also, the names of people you have all been circulating on social media are not the ones, I reported the right person to CID,” Sheebah Karungi said.

Sheebah also confirmed to have recorded a statement at the Uganda Police Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) with help of its director Tom Magambo.

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Not rape but bad touches – Sheebah on her sexual violation incident

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Songstress Sheebah Karungi has refuted social media reports that she was raped.

Last week, Sheebah stormed her social media and revealed how she was sexually molested by yet undisclosed fabled person who had booked her to perform at his private party at his home.

Sheebah’s reports stirred countless of comments from all statuses of people as some introduced the ‘rape’ word into the saga.

However, during her press conference on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 the multi-award-winning female singer declined to have been raped.

Sheebah instead claimed to have been inappropriately touched by the man whose name she still refused to disclose.

However, the “Nkwata Bulungi” singer says that she revealed the right name to the Police CID.

I was not raped, but those inappropriate touches are the ones that lead to rape. Also, the names of people you have all been circulating on social media are not the ones, I reported the right person to CID,” Sheebah Karungi said.

Sheebah also confirmed to have recorded a statement at the Uganda Police Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) with help of its director Tom Magambo.

We will keep you posted



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