Democratic Party (DP) President Norbert Mao has officially divorced his wife Naomi Acheng Odongo.
Mao and Odongo have been married since August 2003.
On Friday, Justice Godfrey Muyindi of the Family Division of the High Court ruled that according to circumstances and evidence brought to court, the couple could no longer live together thus allowing them to officially separate.
“The evidence before this court shows that the petitioner and the respondent have been living separately for eight years, the respondent (Mao) having absconded from the matrimonial home leaving the petitioner (Naomi) with issues of the marriage,” Muyindi said in his judgment.
According NilePost, a local news website, Odongo in 2017 filed for divorce citing acts of cruelty from her husband which she said had forced their marriage to break down irreversibly as asked court to officially divorce them.
“It is therefore a conclusion that both want divorce and their marriage cannot be redeemed,”declared Justice Muyindi.
Meanwhile, Mao has been ordered to live at their house in Ntinda Ministers village for a period of only three years before relinquishing it.
The property in Ntinda will however be transferred into the names of the two children bore by the couple, namely Nicholas Hope Mao and Nathan Hale Mao.
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