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Court charges Pastor Bugingo, Makula

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By Julius Luwemba

Entebbe Magistrate’s Court, presided over by the Grade One Magistrate Stella Okwong Paculal, has charged Pastor Aloysius Bugingo and Suzan Makula Nantaba with three counts contrary to the Marriage Act.

The duo was ordered to appear in court on January 21, 2022.

Bugingo and Makula were dragged to court by public litigants Male Mabirizi and Robert Rutaro Muhairwe for engaging in a marriage process early this month, yet he is still married to Teddy Naluswa.

Bugingo was a fortnight ago summoned to appear at Kawempe Police Station to answer criminal charges of contracting a new marriage.

Since 2019, the House of Prayer Ministries International pastor and wife Teddy have been at loggerheads as the former filed for divorce. All through the debacle failed mediation attempts notwithstanding, Naluswa, the pastor’s lawfully wedded wife, has maintained a strong resolve – she is not to put asunder what God put together.


Teddy Naluswa Bugingo, wife of Pastor Aloysius Bugingo, gestures during an interview at her home in Kitende on  April 29, 2019. Photo by Miriam Namutebi

Bugingo last week told his followers that he doesn’t support divorce. The controversial pastor made the revelation while delivering a Sunday sermon to hundreds of his followers that gathered at Makerere in Kampala.

“You lose whatever you don’t commit time to. If you don’t spend time in your business, you’ll lose it. Love your wives, love your husbands. Do not ever think about divorce. It is like failing at a business even if you liked it because you failed to dedicate time to it,” he said.

“This church will never teach about divorce,” Bugingo told the congregation. 

Bugingo asked court to dissolve his marriage in 2019.



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