Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah’s divorce has turned ugly, with the Family Division of the High Court summoning him alongside his US based wife for a hearing.
Oulanyah’s wife, Lady Winnie Oulanyah, filed for divorce last year, and he now claims her lawyer has adopted a “scorched earth” policy that is ruining his reputation. He says they have so many millions of shillings that will be split there’s no need for the animosity that has bubbled to the surface.
Lady Winnie among other things accused the flamboyant MP of living an adulterous life by sleeping with their then housemaid, a one Jennifer Amonding.
In the divorce course number 49 of 2015, dated July 22, 2015, and received on the same date in the High Court, Oulanyah also accuses his wife Lady Winnie of causing him emotional distress. She reported denied him his conjugal rights as a husband.
The alienated couple has been ordered by Justice Alexandra Nkonge Rugadya to report before court on June 6 for hearing of the case.
“It is true that the parties (Oulanyah and Amoo) have been directed to appear for the hearing. Mr Oulanyah and Lady Winnie did not physically appear in court with the latter being in the United States of America,” Johnny Patrick Barenzi who represents Lady Winnie said on Monday.