Namirembe Christian Fellowship (NCF) founder Pastor Simeon Kayiwa has said pastor Aloysius Bugingo’s visit to Susan Makula’s family early this month was not an introduction ceremony but rather a get together party.
Pastor Kayiwa, during an interview with UBC TV on Tuesday, said he escorted his colleague Bugingo to Susan’s family to pray for them and short of that there was no big deal.
“I escorted my colleague Pastor Bugingo to Susan’s family to pray for them. Every person is prayed for even if he/she is condemned and about to die. I went to pray and bless the family of those who invited me,” Pastor Kayiwa openly said despite the availability of all the implicating evidence on both the mainstream and social media showing Bugingo being introduced (kwanjula) to Susan’s parents as their daughter’s husband.
” I was not among the entourage, I just went to pray for people. About the dress code, they requested us to put on that way. The dress code attire was for free and everyone was putting it on so I also decided to follow suit. I didn’t want to be the odd man out.”
The Kayiwa International University proprietor also disclosed that he had to escort Bugingo to his ‘get together’ event because he is his good friend.
“Bugingo is my student, he studies from my University, he is also a pastor and most importantly he is my good friend. How could he invite me for a function and I refuse to honor it? He was also invited for the event…. It was a get together, it was a general get together of people in Bugingo’s life.”
A few days ago, Pastor Bugingo also denied ever being introduced as new husband to longtime lover Susan.
“My visit to Susan Makula’s home was just a casual visit and not traditional marriage ceremony,” Bugingo said as quoted by New Vision newspaper.
The development comes at a time when Bugingo and Susan are being charged over illegal marriage.
The Entebbe Court Chief Magistrates Her Worship Stella Okwang Pacular on 20th December, 2021 charged Bugingo and Susan with three counts under the Marriage Act and summoned the couple for plea taking on 21st January,2022.
On 7th December this year, the House of Prayer Ministries lead preacher was introduced by Susan in a customary marriage ceremony that was held in Katabi, Entebbe Municipality.
Just a day after their Kwanjula, controversial city lawyer Male Mabirizi dragged Bugingo and Susan to court for breaching customary marriage norms of Uganda.
In a lawsuit filed by Mabirizi, he said that the couple violated the Customary Marriage Law which prohibits married people from remarrying before divorce.
In 2019, Bugingo officially proposed to Susan.
The pastor made the bold move during his Annual Independence prayer night at Namboole Stadium.
Earlier on, Bugingo who is the lead preacher at House of Prayer Ministries International (HPMI) had told his followers that he had to marry Susan whether Ugandans like it or not as he scoffed at those who thought that he would reconcile with his embattled wife Teddy Naluswa Bugingo saying it was high time they stopped dreaming.
Susan is an employee at Salt Radio and TV and the couple started dating way back in 2016.
In May 2019, Bugingo and Teddy’s love story turned sour when the former publicly exposed the latter whom he accused of wanting to kill him.
He also accused her of conspiring to steal his Church land citing them as some of the reasons why he can no longer stay with her thus demanding for divorce.
Teddy denied the allegations and opposed the divorce petition stating church marriage is meant to last for forever and that her husband had no valid issues as to why he was divorcing her.
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