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Uganda's Doctor Kiyingi reweds in Kenya

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    [​IMG] Dr. Kiyingi and his newly-wed wife kiss during the civil marriage at Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi

    By Herbert Ssempogo & Robert Masengere

    AUSTRALIAN-based Ugandan cardiologist Dr. Aggrey Kiyingi at the weekend remarried in a grand wedding held in Kenya.

    Kiyingi, who in 2006 was acquitted of killing his first wife, Robinah, exchanged vows on Saturday with Mariam Nakayiira, a Ugandan singer and graduate in psychology.

    The civil wedding was presided over by registrar of marriages Mary Mutaaru. The ceremony was held at the Sarova Panafric Hotel located in the centre of Nairobi.

    Robinah, a prominent lawyer, was on July 11, 2005 shot dead in front of her house in Buziga, a Kampala suburb.

    The doctor was arrested when he came to attend his wife’s burial and was later charged with murder along with other co-accused.

    However, after a lengthy trial, the court on December 11, 2006 said there was not enough incriminating evidence against Kiyingi.

    The Director of Public Prosecution appealed against his acquittal and the case is still pending in the Court of Appeal.

    Driven in a sleek Mercedes Benz, Kiyingi was the first to arrive at the palatial hotel. He proceeded straight to a hall where several guests, many of whom travelled from Uganda, had assembled.

    Nakayiira arrived shortly afterwards, sending the guests into a frenzy, characterised by ululations.

    Her brother then officially handed her over to her new husband in accordance with the Kiganda tradition.

    Since the couple belongs to different religions, both Sheik Sulaiman Muganga and Juliet Nyanja from the Anglican Church blessed the union.

    Over 200 people, among them friends, relatives and in-laws, travelled to Kenya in two buses at Kiyingi’s cost. Other guests were Kenyans.

    The musicians who performed included Annet Nandujja, famed for traditional music, Irene Namatovu, Iryn Namubiru, Chris Wajjadi and Aziiz Azion. They flew to Nairobi by air at Kiyingi’s expense.