Busoga Kingdom’s Premier, Dr. Joseph Muvawala, refutes allegations surrounding the marital status of Kyabazinga William Gabula Nadiope IV, stating that he has never been married to another woman. Lawyers representing Anna Alison from the United Kingdom claim that their client was legally married to the Kyabazinga in a church ceremony, producing concerns of potential bigamy with his upcoming marriage to Jovia Mutesi scheduled for November 18, 2023.
In a letter addressed to Dr. Stephen Kazimba, the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Mugerwa and Partners Advocates and Solicitors argue that any additional marriage by the Kyabazinga would constitute bigamy. The lawyers, however, provide no marriage certificate as evidence of the alleged union.
Premier Muvawala, addressing journalists at the Busoga Kingdom headquarters, dismisses these claims, asserting that they are a deliberate attempt to tarnish the reputation of the Kyabazinga and the entire kingdom. He points out the absence of a marriage certificate, a crucial document for validating the purported marriage.
To address the situation, the Busoga Kingdom has formally informed the police and initiated investigations. Muvawala reveals that undisclosed individuals linked to the alleged scheme have been apprehended. Additionally, the kingdom has taken legal action, instructing lawyers to pursue both civil and criminal proceedings against those involved in the attempt to tarnish the Kyabazinga’s name.
As the controversy unfolds, Muvawala received a significant contribution from Kaliro High School, comprising 51 Million Shillings, along with 150 crates of soda, 100 cartons of plastic soda, and 100 cartons of water from Century Bottling Company.