By Spy Uganda
Once disappointed (for losing marriage) ex wife of the now deceased Speaker of Parliament, Lady Winnie Amoo Okot, is among thousands of Ugandans who have been saddened by the death of Jacob Oulanyah, speaker of the 11th parliament.
|Okot’s Condolence Message|
In 2015, local news sites broke the story of a divorce petition number 49 of 2015, which Oulanyah, also Omoro County MP, filed in the family division of the High Court in Kampala on July 22.
According to an email exchange between Oulanyah and his wife on July 23, a day after he filed for divorce, Amoo lamented that she had done her best in ensuring their marriage works, but Oulanyah told his family ‘many things that were not true’ about the way she handled the children.
“I gave my all, I came to be and stay married to you my chosen one, I loved you with everything you stood for, I was proud to be part of you and I love the children God gave me freely to love, cherish and raise. I always wished to have many children,” reads part of the email she sent to Oulanyah.
On claims that she had denied Oulanyah conjugal rights since February, Amoo accused Oulanyah of deserting her in spite of all her attempts to be intimate with him,
she said she even travelled to Uganda and stayed for two months, but that Oulanyah abandoned her, forcing her to go and live with her mother.
“I have been celibate since you left me in February because you are my husband and I have to wait for you to awaken my sexuality, and make love to me as always, as I vowed to you on January 19, 2013. I will honour that until our vow is officially broken,” she stated.
Oulanya’s wedding in 2013 at the Namirembe Cathedral was presided over by the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntangali.