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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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Mirundi Junior’s real girlfriend surfaces to reclaim her place, see photos

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Popular political critic, Joseph Tamale Mirundi’s son a one Mirundi Junior continues to dominate headlines in the news.

Last weekend, Mirundi appeared in photos smooching faded Kampala city socialite, Nalongo Don Zella during an interview they had been invited at on 90.4 Dembe FM.

Speaking to the media, Mirundi declined to have made love with the mother of three though he shallowed the moment to just a ‘Pake’.

Apparently, Mirundi’s new love plans could get a bit complicated as another woman has surfaced and claimed to be his real girlfriend.

This website has learnt that the lady whose names are intimate has tasked Mirundi’s family members and close friends to warn Nalongo Don Zella to keep off her hubby before her temper erupts.

She went ahead to claim her place as she shared photos of her recent birthday party that is said to have been fully organized and funded by Mirundi.

However Mirundi is still mute about the development.

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Just because I can’t cook doesn’t make me a bad person

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Angella Katatumba can neither cook nor clean the house but she doesn’t see how that makes her a bad person.

Local songstress Angella Katatumba is not a fan of doing housework and hence the reason she works hard to hire people to cook for her.

During an interview with Bukedde TV, the jolly singer made it clear that she is not a fan of doing housework and the only food she can cook is rice.

“I am not gonna lie, I don’t (do housework). When I got married in the UK, it’s when my husband taught me how to cook rice,” Katatumba noted.

Josh Ruby is an Editor with high interest and knowledge in the Ugandan entertainment space, an industry he has been actively part of since 2010. Leads to breaking stories are welcome!



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Bobi and Barbie inspire me a lot about marriage

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Besides being longtime friends to Bobi Wine and Barbie Kyagulanyi, singer Nubian Li’s wife Mutoni Gloria hints that the celebrity couple’s love life inspires her a lot about marriage.

Nubian Li’s wife spoke out about what she loves most from Bobi Wine and Barbie’s relationship while responding to a question of whether she was inspired by the couple to involve herself in politics.

Mutoni emerged winner of Kyanja Parish LC 3 Councilor in the recently concluded Local government elections.

Nubian Li’s wife Mutoni Gloria wins Kyanja Parish L3 seat



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