The Family Division of the High Court has today dissolved the marriage between Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah L’Okori and his wife Lady Winnie Amoo Okot Oulanyah.
In a ruling read by registrar Justin Atukwasa today, Justice Alexandria Rugadya Nkonge, declared Oulanyah and estranged wife as single again, but handed custody of their two kids to the mother who is resident in San Diego, California USA. Oulanyah, who has been granted pre-arranged visiting rights, will however, have to part with US$690 per month for the kids’ upkeep.
Oulanyah married Winnie in 2013 in a high profile wedding attended by VVIPS including President Yoweri Museveni. However, months into the marriage cracks started appearing after Oulanyah accused his wife of ‘abandoning’ their marital home and also for denying him conjugal rights.
And, after prolonged disagreements, in 2015 Oulanyah sought protection of the law by lodging divorce proceedings against Ms Winnie Amoo in court, which have culminated in court ruling in his favour today.
Oulanyah had earlier lost his first wife Dorothy Nangwale Oulanyah, whose name also featured during the divorce proceedings.