Former Presidential aide Tamale Mirundi has branded those opposed to the union of Buganda Kingdom Princess Victoria Nkinzi and Flames Events boss, Gareth Onyango as primitive.
Princess Nkinzi and Onyango are set to walk down the aisle after the latter proposed the first daughter and second child of His Majesty Kabaka Mwenda Mutebi during a birthday party in Thailand last week.
The news rocked a section of Buganda kingdom loyalists who wondered why Onyango, who is neither a royal, nor a Muganda would marry a princess.
Also, most were skeptical about Onyango’s playboy past – has two children from two failed relationships. Both daughters live with their mothers – Natasha and Nikita Bachu.
But Mirundi used his ‘One on One with Tamale Mirundi’ show on NBS TV to say ‘Marriage is marriage.’
“Intermarriage is good and can foster unity. This kind of primitive behavior is bad,” he told show host Bashir Kazibwe.
When asked whether Buganda cultures and norms can be persevered with such high profile intermarriages, Mirundi was optimistic, saying where there is a will there is a way.
Dates for church and traditional wedding ceremonies are yet to be announced but Onyango’s friends have already started shopping for clothes.
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