Enoch Mukwaya, a security operative at State House, is not the same man, ever since he made Patience Kohaire his missus.
Mukwaya said: “A few months back I celebrated my birthday. One week after, I launched my introduction meetings, I was promoted to an acting position; after the introduction ceremony, I was confirmed in the position and today [September 2] as we exchange our vows, I see there is something ahead and with God everything is possible.”
Indeed, Mukwaya is testament to the Bible truth that, he who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favour from the Lord. The Mukwayas tied the knot at Church of the Resurrection, Bugolobi Church of Uganda, and later hosted their guests at MTAC Nakawa.
Mukwaya hails from Bugiri district, while Kohaire is from Kiruhura district. Mukwaya said they started preparing for their wedding on July 3 and in just two months his organizing committee pulled off their dream.
Nakawa was an ideal venue for the Mukwayas and the organizing committee made sure time was of the essence. Guests had their meal and listened to speeches before 6pm, and then partied the rest of the evening away.
Tom Magambu, the director of research and strategies in the office of the President, expressed pride in Mukwaya, saying, “If you were not nurtured well, we would not be celebrating; so, you should also raise your children in the same spirit”.
Mukwaya’s uncle promised to train Kohaire in the Kisoga culture and urged them to keep their love alive. Mukwaya asked his new wife to protect his name.
“Patience, I have given you my name from today; there is nothing precious like a name. Do not take it lightly; we are few Mukwayas… I am going to perfect my duties because I am now settled,” he said.
Kohaire in turn told her man: “I do this in honour of Jesus, the Holy Spirit, God in heaven … My Enoch, I will love your people but God first; you are all welcome in our new home at any time,” she thanked.