Judge’s gavel in courtroom
A Ugandan court has instructed a lady to reward her ex-fiance more than US$2,800 for shattering their engagement after he paid for her education saying she brought about “disruption and mental torture”.
The court in Kanungu presumed Richard Tumwine paid 9.4m shillings ($2,550; £2,060) for Fortunate Kyarikunda’s law studies, which she should now repay with the addition of his legal fees.
Magistrate Asanasio Mukobi ruled that Ms. Kyarikunda had broken a promise to the detriment of Mr. Tumwine and the Magistrate continued by calling off their engagement after four years in a toxic relationship.
The court stressed it was “uncooperative, untruthful and a deceit” for the suspect to disagree that her parents told her not to marry an elderly man, stating she “had the chance to renounce the prosecutors love solicitation at the earliest point possible and avert interfering with his financial commitment”.
It is still unclear whether. Kyarikunda shall retrial as opposed to the punishment. pundits told the monitor reporters that the resolution is distorted because its engagement, unlike a marriage, is not legally binding.
Meanwhile, Sheila Kawamara, of the women’s advocacy group ED EASSI, warns there are sometimes exploitative circumstances whereby a man gives money to a woman on the condition that she will marry him.