• Oct 13, 2021 . 1 min Read
  • MP Ssenyonyi, wife welcome baby girl

Joel Ssenyonyi. File photo
Umar Kashaka
Journalist @New Vision

National Unity Platform (NUP) spokesman Joel Ssenyonyi and his wife have welcomed a baby girl.

“Welcome to the world my baby girl Gianna. Indeed, Katonda yabadde mweno ensonga (God has been in this matter),” he said in a tweet on Wednesday.

He explained that Gianna means God is gracious. 

The 34-year-old told New Vision in an interview that his wife, Febress, has been a tower of strength to him.

“Marriage is a good thing and as NUP, we encourage our comrades to wed when they find people they love because family is very supportive in these things we are involved in,” he said on Wednesday. 

Ssenyonyi, who is also the Nakawa West MP, tied the knot with Febress in a ‘scientific’ wedding mid last year and Gianna is their first child.

“If I was not married by the time I was brutalized, I don’t know how I would have managed. She (Nagawa) is a supportive structure, so to speak,” the lawmaker, who graduated from Makerere University with a law degree mid this year, stated.

The now chairperson of the parliamentary committee on commissions, statutory authorities and state enterprises noted that it is good to marry and do it the right way.

“Some of our comrades of course have lived with their lovers, had children and so on, but they eventually made it official. Life has to continue even as we pursue our goals,” he argued.

Ssenyonyi poured cold water on the opinion that they felt they had truly arrived when they won the highest number of MP seats among the opposition parties in the January 14 elections.

His friend and singer Nubian Li, whose official name is Ali Bukeni, wedded his long-time girlfriend Gloria Mutoni on October 10 at Kibuli Mosque in Kampala.

NUP leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and wife Barbie were best man and matron, respectively.

Mutwe also to wed

Kyagulanyi’s bodyguard Eddie Mutwe, whose official name is Edward Ssebuufu, has also said he will wed “very soon”.

Mutwe told Nubian Li in a Facebook message on October 11 that he was buoyed up by his wedding. 

“Congratulations Ras Nubian Li ekisima wakimpade (you have given me courage) era (and) very soon…” Mutwe told Nubian, who Kyagulanyi described at the wedding as his best friend.

Mutwe’s wife was blessed with a bouncing baby boy about five months ago and Kyagulanyi, who describes him as his brother, was on cloud nine once he had the news. 


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