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Hon. Norbert Mao & Wife Beatrice Nambi Officially Wedded

Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Norbert Mao and his fiancée Beatrice Nambi have tied the knot at St. Joseph Cathedral in Gulu City. The couple was wedded on Saturday afternoon at a ceremony presided over by Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu Archdiocese.

Formerly married to Martin Kayanja who is said to live in London, Beatrice Nambi – now Beatrice Mao – tried to run for the Kampala Lord Mayoral job but failed to secure the tickets of major parties like the NRM and Bobi Wine’s NUP.

She settled for Mao’s DP but the Electoral Commission (EC) led by Justice Simon Byabakama disqualified her from the race for failure to register as a voter.

It is said that it was around that time that Mao and Beatrice Kayanja fell in love as she was facing a troubled marriage.

Until 2019, Norbert Mao was married to Naomi Achieng Odongo but the couple divorced after 16 years of marriage.

Now, Mao officially has Beatrice Nambi as his wife. The couple exchanged vows at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Gulu.

In Gulu, Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa and his wife witnessed the wedding of Norbert Mao and Beatrice Nambi.

The wedding followed traditional ceremonies, including an introduction or kwanjula.

“I really love the Buganda Culture! Marriage is not just a contract between two people. It is a covenant between families and communities. So, today in the small hours of the night before dawn my family went to bring my wife home. What an elaborate culture of intricate rituals!” Mao praised Buganda’s culture after the traditional ceremonies were completed.

But before the wedding, a group of ‘concerned’ DP members led by Henry Kamya had objected to the wedding, saying that Mao and Beatrice could not be trusted with the sacrament of holy matrimony.

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