By Rashim Nabanja
On October 4, 2020, Nkumba University’s former beauty queen, Doreen Muganwa and Muwonge Marlone took a step further in their relationship and held a kukyala at Doreen’s parents’ home in Gayaza.
Doreen looked dazzling in a peach and white coloured mushanana that she accessorized with a matching head band and a hearting melting smile all the way.
She then later changed into a beautiful light purple changing gown that complimented her skin well.
Muwonge on the other hand rocked a traditional Kanzu that he paired with a light blue coat.
Marlone revealed to SatisfashionUg, that he and Doreen met at a library. Marlone says he was so much captured by her beauty, character and the love she had for God. Doreen and Marlone didn’t engage much until he made friends with her younger brother. He thought this was the perfect way he could get her attention but things didn’t go in his favor because she was young and didn’t show any interest in him.
Marlone says one day, he bumped into her with her cousins as they were coming from the library. He became so nervous but took a step to say hi and offer to walk them home. At this point, a chance arose and Marlone decided to ask if he could be friends with her.
“After a moment of reflection, she told me that she doesn’t make friends with strange men. Whoa, it was heartbreaking for me but I didn’t give up,” Marlone reveals.
He continued to pursue her until he finally landed on her Facebook account. Marlone decided to slide into her inbox but Doreen blocked him immediately.
He confesses to having felt bad and puzzled but he didn’t stop being good to her and saying hi whenever he got the chance.
The two later met again when Doreen had become Miss Nkumba University, but Marlone says this time around, it was even worse compared to the beginning, “She felt so sweet like she had never seen me before. I kept checking on her, trying to declare my love for her, but again her answer was that she could only value me as a friend and nothing more!”
Suddenly, one evening Marlone received a message from one of Doreen’s close friends telling him that Doreen was interested in him.
“I couldn’t believe it. There was only one thing to do now, go to the source,” he says.
He decided to invite Doreen to a lunch date and to his surprise, she didn’t hesitate. They later grabbed a drink at the beach and Marlone decided to try her out again. This time around, Doreen did show interest and confessed that when he stopped trying to impress her, she got an opportunity to see who he really was.
He decided to ask her out on another date and this is how everything began.
On July 25, 2020, Marlone proposed and she said yes and the two were officially engaged. Within a period of two months, the couple held a successful kukyala and are planning for their introduction ceremony soon.
Marlone says he and Doreen have been through a lot together which has created a strong bond between them. “I found true love and a best friend in her. It would have broken my heart if I hadn’t gotten her. I love her wholeheartedly and promise to fulfill all my promise to be her best friend forever, of course, with Christ Jesus by our side.”