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Lumumba wanted to be a nun, then what happened?

By Tom Gwebayanga

Added 8th November 2018 02:20 PM

Kasule credits the diversion from her dream vocation to her husband, Patrick Lumumba, whom she met at Kyambogo University.

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Kasule credits the diversion from her dream vocation to her husband, Patrick Lumumba, whom she met at Kyambogo University.

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If everything had gone according to plan, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba, would now be one of the nuns in the convents of Uganda.

However, she veered away from her childhood dream, stumbling into marriage and later politics, which have raised her to fame.

“Despite having missed being a nun, I am a fervent Catholic, who never misses mass. In fact, that is why I was elected to head the Catholic Chaplaincy in Parliament,” she said.

Kasule credits the diversion from her dream vocation to her husband, Patrick Lumumba, whom she met at Kyambogo University.

Speaking at Irundu Catholic Parish Church in Kagulu sub-county, Buyende district during the ordination of the Rev. Fr Mugalagala, Lumumba confessed that her dream was shattered by Baaba w’Abaana, Patrick Lumumba, whose love drove her crazy, forcing her to change goal posts.

“I must confess that he diverted my thoughts,” she said, adding that although her husband is reserved and rarely appears in public, their love is still intact and growing.

Recalling her teenage years, Kasule said she was a lead vocalist songster and devout worshipper, reciting the Rosary and singing church hymns and songs of praise.

Hosted by Irundu Parish Priest the Rev. Fr Michael Mudoola, the function was officiated by the Bishop of the Jinja Diocese, the Rev. Fr Martin Wamika.

The former chairperson for Bugiri,  Malijani Azaalwa, was also all praise for Kasule, saying despite the high rank, she cherishes religion and is a common figure at Catholic functions, fundraisings, parties and funerals.

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