KAMPALA – The minister of Ethics and Integrity, Rev Fr Simon Lokodo said he will summon the Muslim leader to get an explanation of the incident.
Speaking to media on Thursday, January 16, Lokodo doubted the authenticity of that marriage.
“The seriousness of the imam leaves me a little questionable,” he said.
He added, “I wonder who married them, in other words, who witnessed their marriage. Even after that marriage, they did not know who each of them was.”
Lokodo said he has every reason to believe that imam knew that he was marrying a fellow man.
“And therefore he could be subjected to going to an activity that is against the law of nature,” he noted.
Lukodo noted that it is by coincidence that the man had committed a crime and that is the only way he was found that he was not a woman.
A fortnight ago, Mr Mohammed Mutumba, a resident of Kyampisi Village in Kayunga Sub-County, Kayunga District, exchanged marriage vows in Islamic culture or Nikah (legal marriage contract between man and woman) with his ‘wife’ Ms Swabullah Nabukeera.
However, the couple which had not had any sexual intercourse before marriage also spent two weeks of their marriage, without enjoying conjugal rights as the “bride” claimed she was in her menstruation periods.
Mr Mutumba said after his wife claimed to be in her menses, he became patient and waited for her to get better.
However, Nabukeera’s luck ran out after Mr Mutumba’s neighbour claimed that his newly wedded wife had jumped over a wall and stole their television set and clothes.
The neighbor reported the case at Kayunga Police Station before detectives were dispatched to arrest Ms Nabukeera.
Kayunga District criminal investigations officer, Mr Isaac Mugera said when Ms Nabukeera reached the police station she was wearing a hijab and sandals.
Narrating how he fell in love with the suspect, Mr Mutumbae said he found Tumushabe at Kyampisi mosque where he had gone for prayers.
“I was looking for a woman to marry and when I landed on a beautiful girl wearing a hijab, I asked her for love and she accepted. We fell in love, however, she told me we could not have sex until I take dowry to her parents and also exchange marriage vows,” a visibly shocked Mutumba narrated.