A 36-year-old-man on Monday married a 17-year-old girl in Masaka town.
James Lukanga wedded the girl (name withheld) during an impromptu ceremony at the offices of the Masaka Disabled Association on Elgin Street.
The chairman of Katwe-Butego Division, Sheikh Ahmed Kayemba, was the chief guest at the function organised by the girlâ€™s brother, Mathias Kakooza.
Kakooza allegedly arranged the marriage with the groomâ€™s aunt, Antonia Nakalema.
Sheikh Kayemba wished the couple a happy marriage and blessed them to have twins.
He advised the bride to respect her husband despite the fact he has disabilities. Kayemba urged the couple work to hard for their own good other than waiting for free things.
The chairman of the Masaka Disabled Association, John Bosco Lukwago, appealed to parents to always allow their children to get married to people with disabilities.
â€œPeople with disabilities have similar feelings and love like others,â€ he said.
Lukwago advised Lukanga to guard his wife jealously.
â€œNever allow anybody to snatch away your wife. You must arm yourself with a spear to confront anyone who will attempt to take her away,â€ he said. The girl told The New Vision that it was her first time to meet Lukanga.
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36-year-old man weds minor in Masaka