Uganda never ceases to be bizarre in real life. This was the case when a one frustrated Kivumbi furiously walked out of the Kwanjula ceremony, citing too much extortion and unnecessary fines from the bride’s family.
Kivumbi with all the frustration narrated to this website that he paid Ugx 1,200,000 to cater for food, tents, chairs, and a public address system.
As if that was not enough, the bride’s family told him to set aside Ugx 1,800,000 to pay his bride price that the two families had agreed upon which he says he fulfilled, he narrates.
Kivumbi further says that having impregnated the lady before paying dowry, he was told to add Ugx 600,000 in fine to the initial bride price something that saw his pockets shivering.
Before all that, Kivumbi says he had been slapped with another UGX 300,000 fine for making a detour to the wrong path and ended up in a different homestead instead of the girls.
As a result therefore, having gotten late a little bit, he was told to pay Ugx 50,000 to appease the elders who had got tired waiting for his arrival. He had reached at 3pm yet they expected him at 2pm.
Drama, however, ensued when twelve girls were paraded in a line, in his front, covered in “Leesu” from head to toe and Kivumbi was asked to guess who his fiancée was. He pointed to the wrong woman, leading to yet another fine of UGX 50,000.
The decisive moment, specifically, was when elders demanded UGX 1,500,000 used on the girl’s school fees and childhood upkeep.
Fumed with anger, a furious Kivumbi excused himself to visit a nearby latrine and left. He switched off his phone and was last seen jumping into a taxi.
They waited for Kivumbi until 8 pm and he was nowhere to be seen. One by one, the guests started leaving the tent to go home.