Although he was doing a completely different course, when Evelyn and her friends who were doing a course in hospitality organised a trip to Ssese Islands, Dennis decided to tag along. Little did he know that he would meet his future wife on this trip.\
On a trip to Ssese Islands in Kalangala District in July, Dennis Rubarema met a woman whose appearance and conduct he fell in love with so much so that he could not resist starting a conversation with her. Evelyn was surprised that someone had had his eyes on her right from the start of the journey at Makerere University in Kampala to Bukakata and then to Ssese Islands.
Dennis was a student of Development Studies but had fluked the trip in order to enjoy the sights of Ssese Island. And because he was not supposed to be part of this journey, he spent the first night in the coaster bus since he did not have any accommodation reserved.
When he talked to Evelyn and explained his predicament the following day, she welcomed him to share with her and her friends. He remembered her being so nice to everyone during the journey; sharing cookies and refreshment as they travelled. He knew for sure that she was kind and generous, and no wonder she had opted for to pursue a degree in hospitality. He was in the last year of his academic study at Makerere University while she was in her second year.
The next day, the group was scheduled to have swimming lessons in the lake. When Dennis joined them, he realised that Evelyn was a good swimmer too and so, he approached her and made a request.
“He asked me to teach him to swim but as I tried to teach him, I noticed he was playful and maybe up to something else. He later asked for my mobile phone number and a week after returning from the trip, he called me and asked if he could pay me a visit,” she says, adding that at the time, she stayed with her married elder sister in the upper estate of Kyambogo near the Kabaka’s Palace.
He would walk 10 kilometres from Seeta to Kyambogo to see and have a chat with the woman he had fallen in love with. Her niece admired his commitment and started to convince her that he was serious about their relationship. Click to read more…