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Ex-wife disrupts top Police officer’s wedding

By Vision Reporter

Added 9th January 2012 03:00 AM

Drama ensued at St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Mukono on Saturday as Police officers restrained Jennifer Kemigisha, an ex-wife to Alfred Bitwire, a senior Police officer, who wanted to block his wedding to another woman.

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By Henry Nsubuga

Drama ensued at St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Mukono on Saturday as Police officers restrained Jennifer Kemigisha, an ex-wife to Alfred Bitwire, a senior Police officer, who wanted to block his wedding to another woman.

Bitwire’s new bride was only identified as Monica.
 
The fracas started when Kemigisha, who was accompanied by her sister, Lydia Mbusa, camped at the church from morning waiting to block the wedding which was slated for 11:00am.
 
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 Kemigisha's sister, Lydia Mbusa being wrestled down by Police officers 
 
Kemigisha who was in possession of a photograph taken on the day she got married to Bitwire, argued that she was his official wife.
 
Kemigisha, who also had a marriage certificate with her said she got married to Bitwire in 1985 at Nyaikunama Church of Uganda in Kabale.
 
“I am puzzled because I am not dead, but Alfred is remarrying. It’s not right. When I heard that he was going to remarry I thought it was a rumour, but I am shocked. I will not allow this wedding to take place,” she vowed.
 
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Kemigisha's sister, Lydia Mbusa taken to a car by Police officers 
 
However, Kemigisha’s mission flopped when the wedding was shifted to 3:00pm.
 
Entry into the church was only by invitation, so Kemigisha and her sister who had no invitations were locked out resulting in a fight.
 
After a long scuffle the Police overpowered Kemigisha and her sister and chased them away.
 
When the fracas started, the bride’s unidentified matron fainted and by the time she gained consciousness the wedding had ended.
 
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The bride’s unidentified matron after she fainted
 
A visibly puzzled Bitwire said he divorced Kemigisha in 2000.
 
Asked why the church presided over a wedding of a groom who had married in another church, Mukono diocesan Provost John Ssebudde said the couple went to the church for blessings after a civil marriage, not for a wedding.
 
  
“I witnessed the civil wedding of Alfred and Monica on Friday at the offices of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of Mukono district and no body objected to it. So, when the couple asked to come for the Church blessings, we allowed them,” Ssebudde explained.
 
The couple later hosted their guests for the reception.
 

Ex-wife disrupts top Police officer’s wedding

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