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Oulanya single again after court okays separation with wife Winnie

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Oulanya on his wedding day.

The Kampala High Court – Family division has ordered  that  Jacob Oulanya  and his  estranged wife Winnie Amoo Oulanya should formally separate. Oulanya is Uganda’s Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

This after both Oulanya and Amoo amicably agreed before Justice Alexandria Nkonge Rugardya  that there is absolutely nothing which can be done to redeem their  three-year old marriage.

Acording to Justice Nkonge’s  judgement read by  deputy registrar  Justine Atukwansa, each party should bear their costs, but that  their two children should remain under the  custody of their mother with Oulanya having to issue a prior notice to visit them.

The judge further ordered that speaker Oulanya pays a monthly maintenance fee of $690 for the two children who live with their mother  in San Diego ,California  in the USA .

The  said fee includes school supplies,  clothing, food, gasoline and utilities for Oulanya’s kids.

The judge based her ruling on the fact that  Amoo is now a college working student in the USA who insisted on taking the children in order to benefit from the free USA Education system. He said therefore claims for $4500 monthly would be high.

Oulanya petitioned  court last year seeking orders to formally dissolve his  marriage  to Amoo whom he accuses of abandoning their marital home for USA and violating his conjugal rights.

In response to his petition, Amoo  supported their separation on grounds of what she termed as irreconcilable differences, adultery  and psychological abuse  citing an incident  when Oulanya forced her to wear a linen that allegedly  belonged  to his late wife.

Amoo says this psychological torture was the very reason which forced her to abandon her matrimonial home.

Oulanya wedded Amoo in a high profile ceremony attended by President Yoweri Museveni. The then newly installed Archbishop of the Province of the Church of Uganda Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali wed the couple.

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