By Arinda Nsheeka Wilfred
The Muriisa church of Uganda parish priest Rev Sam Turinawe has attributed the increased cases of family breakups before their first anniversary to young people who marry their clanmates.
Rev Turinawe urged a young person who intends to marry to first consult the older persons before they are engaged in love affairs saying some people have ended up marrying off their clanmates which is a taboo in African traditional history.
Rev Turinawe made remarks this week during grand opening of Rushenyi Bakimbiri Tumanyane group in Rugarama Sub County Rushenyi county Ntungamo district.
“We have witnessed some misfortune these days and we do not know where they come from like producing un steady children (Amatembane) it may be the cause,” Rev said.
He advised members to love one another and always visit their clan mates in order to avoid marrying each other which may cause natural calamities amongst families.
The interim chairperson Rushenyi Bakimbiri Tumanyane group Musinguzi Joram also condemned people who marry off their clan mates noting that it is against African culture.
The Rushenyi Bakimbiri Tumanyane group which started early this year has over 350 members with in Rushenyi and Rwanda.
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