Betty Nambooze and her husband Henry Bakireke on the weekend gave away their daughter Sylvia Bakireke.
Sylvia, a human rights lawyer, introduced her husband Peter Clever Muhumuza to her parents in Nakabago on the outskirts of Mukono town.
At the event, Nambooze welcomed Muhumuza as a son-law to her family, with solid Catholic and Buganda ties. Muhumuza is a procurement specialist.
The Mukono municipality lawmaker advised the couple that had come for kukyala to go ahead and organize their church wedding. She advised them that there was no need fo kwanjula to save enough to start their family.
“My belief is that wedding ceremonies shouldn’t be so expensive, let them proceed for the real wedding and start of a family instead of wasting time in expensive ceremonies,” Nambooze said when Watchdog reached out to her for a comment. “I won’t force them but it’s my advice,” she added.
Nambooze said she was glad her family is increasingly starting to reflect faces of Uganda. Muhumuza was born and raised a munyankole.
She also warned the couple to be ready for public scrutiny because they had married into a political family.
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