By Kampala Post Team
Senior Presidential Advisor for Special Operations Maj.General Muhoozi Kainerugaba rarely attends social functions but the senior military officer made an exception for the wedding of Mr.Don Wanyama.
Don Wanyama (who is the Senior Presidential Press Secretary) married his longtime sweetheart Ritah Neumbe on Saturday November 10th at St.Austin’s Catholic Church in Mbale.
General Kainerugaba was among hundreds of guests who attended the political star studded event. Other high profile guests included Minister of ICT and National Guidance Hon.Frank Tumwebaze, the Member of Parliament for Mbale Municipality Hon.Jack Wamai, Lt.Col.Edith Nakalema a Senior Presidential Private Secretary, Hon.Sanjay Tanna (the former MP for Tororo Municipality) and Robert Kabushenga the CEO for the Vision Group.
The newlywed couple later hosted their guests to a reception at Mbale Resort Hotel. General Kainerugaba who was the chief guest explained why he contrary to habit had decided to attend Don’s wedding. ‘I don’t usually attend social functions partly due to character but also partly due to the training we received in the military’ the General said.
'When we were training as young soldiers and officers our instructors would emphasize that soldiers must be lions; that they were training us to be lions. The President too drilled this into us at an early age. So you don’t find lions at weddings or other social events’ Kainerugaba said sending the guests into laughter.
The General continued to say that however he had decided to make an exception because Don was a ‘Rare’ individual who was guided by truth and fairness.
‘Don is a principled person who is guided by truth as a belief system, as a philosophy for life. He is also a unifier, that’s why we have people of different thinking at this wedding. Such people are rare and Uganda certainly needs more people like him.’ General Kainerugaba said.
General Kainerugaba wished the couple well and contributed a cow and 10 million shillings as gifts for their wedding. President Museveni surprised the guests with a pre-recorded video message.
The President congratulated the couple on getting married and urged those who have not to follow suit. Hon.Frank Tumwebaze delivered the President’s gift of 10 heifers to the couple as well as his own of 2 heifers. He advised the couple to listen to each other and ensure they are always the best of friends.