By Robert K James
Whether it was love at first sight or it was a friendship that graduated into love over the course of time, or even the very least of imaginations, a result of vicinity attraction, we donâ€™t really know for sure. But one thing is for sure, with 100% certainty to us that Brendah Mata and his husband Dr. Kabweru Wilberforce met at a workplace.
â€œWe met at our workplace (China Uganda friendship hospital Naguru),â€ said Brendah before adding that; â€œbut later he (Wilberforce) was transferred to Mulago national referral.â€
Nonetheless, that did not bar them from seeing each other and after â€œseven years of courtship,â€ the couple decided to take their longtime relationship to the next level.
â€œLast year in December, we attended a friendâ€™s wedding for which I was the matron and after the wedding, he told me he would introduce me on 28th April and marry me on 5th May (actually my wedding is on Sunday),â€ Brendah narrated.
And yet again it all sounded too good to be true for her. â€œBut then, I thought he was joking until I started seeing him call his friends telling them about his introduction and wedding,â€ she added.
The two lovebirds however didn’t do the customarily known kukyala (first visit) on the advice of the Brendahâ€™s mother, who asked her son-in-law to just do the introduction as a means to cut costs.
And on Sunday, April 28th2019, the beautiful couple held their traditional wedding in Kangulumila in Kayunga district.