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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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Less than 200k a night! Munyonyo lines up Halloween staycation as creepy as it can get

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With the Covid-19 curfew, this year’s Halloween celebration will not be the same. The bars are closed and people are supposed to be home by 9pm. In comes Speke Resort Munyonyo with a Halloween weekend “staycation”.

There are lots of activities lined up, but before delving into them, there are Halloween weekend special rates on accommodation starting from only Shs197,500.  To make the 31st October party even more “creepier”, there is a 50% discount for a fourth person in a group or the fourth night that one pays for.

There is a Halloween Moonlit barbecue at Marina Restaurant, Bottomless Bubbly Brunch at Nyanja and Lake Terrace with complimentary glass of bubbly and the night will be capped with a Horror themed menu dinner at Lake Terrace.

Entertainment will include music from top DJs and a live band. You will also experience the haunted forest walkway and the couple with the best costume will win a prize.

The kids are also taken care of as there will be a scary movie night, camp fire, marshmallows, cookie decorating counter, face painting, a treasure hunt, plus tricks and treats.



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Julie used to hit on fellow female pastors before leaving

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Wednesday morning saw social media go wild when Pastor Steven Mutesasira’s ex-lover Julie Mutesasira Nalujja’s photos while kissing a fellow female identified as Linet during their wedding surfaced.

The photos which were exposed by popular city pastor Franklin Mondo Mugisha elicited mixed reactions from a number of her followers causing an uproar.

When pastor Mondo was asked why he released Julie Mutesasira’s photos, he responded saying he did so because he was under a lot of pressure from fellow pastors who were pinning him for strongly backing pastor Steven Mutesasira to marry another wife.



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Tusker Lite Uganda brings home Gold Quality Award at Monde Selection

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Uganda Breweries’ Tusker Lite Beer brand has been recently awarded recognition of the prestigious Gold Quality award with the Monde Selections Awards 2020. The awards are run by a International Institute for Quality Selections in Brussels, Belgium and they have been on for 59 years.

Tusker Lite has been recognized as a powerful beer that puts quality at the top of consumer expectations, which was fittingly evaluated by a panel of independent and renowned experts according to a very precise methodology and criteria.

“This award is such a great honor to receive and I must admit it is an ‘Absolitely gold’ moment for us. We are always humbled by the amazing support we get from our consumers all around the country and I can say without a doubt, we wouldn’t be speaking of such an achievement if it wasn’t for them,” said Phillipa Nantamu, Tusker Lite Brand Manager, UBL.

Monde selection is an annual non-competitive award open to food, drinks and cosmetic products and is the longest running and most recognized international institute that evaluates the quality of consumer goods of more than 3,000 products each year from all over the world.



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