By Sharon Kyatusiimire
Politician, Lawyer, businessman and human rights activist Hon Fred Mukasa Mbidde officially wedded his fiance Phiona Nayebale, at Uganda Martyrs Basilica, Munyonyo yesterday, Friday April 28, 2023
The wedding follows an intimate introduction and give away ceremony that was held a few days ago where Phiona was officially handed over to Mukasa’s family in what is commonly known as ‘Okuhigira’ ceremony.
Mbidde was first introduced to the family of Nayebale in a traditional Gusaba ceremony, which took place in December, 2019 before the COVID-19 lockdown.
The much anticipated multimillion wedding reception took place at Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa, attended by very many distinguished guests including politicians; Hon Nobert Mao, the Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Hon Thomas Tayebwa, the Deputy peaker of Parliament, prominent businessmen, celebrities among others.
Haruna Kasolo, the finance state minister was Mbidde’s best man.
The guests were entertained by several musicians including Bebe Cool, Chameleon, Nina Rose among others.
In his speech, Hon Mbidde promised to love and protect his now official wife Phiona for the rest of the days.
While speaking at the introduction ceremony that took place a few days back, Hon Mao had described Hon Mbidde as a trustworthy friend with thick skin yet soft on the inside.
“Inside that mask that you see is a soft, emotional and a very loving gentleman. It is only if you get close to him that you will be able to experience that inner person of Hon Mbidde,” Mao said.
He further congratulated the couple for making the important decision to legalize their union,
“The most important thing in life is to decide. Life is easy when you decide. Failing to make a decision has made a lot of people to remain in doubt and live unfruitful lives. I want to thank Hon Mbidde and Fiona for making a decision to be together and we are here to celebrate that decision. ”
Mbidde’s first wife, Bukomansimbi Woman MP Susan Namaganda passed on in a road accident on the Kampala-Masaka highway in 2015.
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