Ugandan man has been awarded Ksh.336,000(USh.10.4million) in a case in he filed in court after his girlfriend broke a marriage promise.
Richard Tumwine said he fell in love with Fortunate Kyarikunda in 2015 while teaching at a primary school in the Western region of Kanungu, where Fortunate was doing her teaching practice.
The devastated man said he wanted his fiancée to complete her studies before getting married, and therefore entered a ‘promise to marry’ agreement with her in 2018.
He narrated how his first love enrolled for a law diploma at a Kampala college, she asked him to pay all fees of USh.9.43.million(Ksh.317,121) to which he agreed.
“I wanted her to complete her studies, so that I can marry a well educated wife that will not be dependent on me,’ Tumwine was quoted by The Monitor.
The Introduction marriage ceremony of the couples, was set to take place in February of 2022, until Kyarikunda, now a law enforcement officer , backed out of the agreement, citing Tumwine’s age.
“When she disappointed me, I did not take the law into my hands because I knew the consequences,” Richard said.
Rather, than taking matters into his hands, he choose a mediation process with Fortunate ‘s grandfather, as well as “local leaders, the police relatives and friends…but no positive result was attained.”
“I was advised by my friend to file a civil case in the Kanangu chief’s magistrates court which I did on July 1…and the case was registered as No.24 of 2022. I was happy when the court last week ruled in my favor,” Tumwine said.
The court last week ordered Fortunate to refund the USh.9.3 million Tumwine spend on her tuition, and an additional USh.1million as a general damage for inconveniences and psychological trauma.
Mr. Richard has since begun prayers for God to give him ‘a suitable well-educate woman that he can marry.”
Also Read: Pastor who ‘Went to Hell’ claims he was Tortured By Singing Demons