By Spy Uganda
The Agago District Woman MP, Hon. Beatrice Akello walked down the aisle at Lira Palwo Christ Church in Agago on Saturday, 14 May 2022.
Hon. Akello and Kenneth Orik exchanged their vows in the presence of Rt Rev. Henry Luke Orombi, Archbishop Emeritus of the Church of Uganda.
The wedding was attended by Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa, Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja, Minister of Health, Jane Ruth Aceng and several MPs.
“Beatrice [Akello] may be a Member of Parliament, but if you [Kenneth Orik] love her right then she will lower herself down from that position and love you whole-heartedly. Respect in marriage will be the key to your successful and fruitful marriage,” said Tayebwa, who was representing the Speaker of Parliament at the wedding.
The Deputy Speaker lauded the MPs for their solidarity to support fellow legislators during times of sorrow and happiness.
“I thank you Members for the solidarity you have exhibited. Some of you have just returned with me from the burial of Hon. Margaret Ayebare’s husband in Mbarara district and now you are here for Beatrice’s wedding. Let us maintain this spirit of togetherness,” he said.
Tayebwa later handed over the Speaker’s token of Shs10 million to support the new couple in their marriage. He also presented his personal contribution of Shs5 million.
Beatrice Akello Akori was the Resident District Commissioner for Apac District before she joined parliament.
In the 2021 general election, she was elected as a woman representative in parliament for the Agago district. She received 31,450 votes to beat the previous woman MP for Agago, Judith Franca Akello (FDC), who received 26,564 votes.