Le 28 janvier 2016, 04:35 dans Humeurs • 0
Wedding - They Say, There Is Something About Nurses
On January 16, Barbara Njuki introduced Derek Galiwango to her family in Kasubi-Lubya.
While the Njukis and their friends were waiting for the their guests by 1pm, Galiwango and his entourage arrived at 3pm smart in Ganda ceremonial attire of kanzu and gomesi, driving very expensive cars.
Like is required in Buganda culture, they came with three gourds of local beer, one of which symbolizes acceptance if the girl's family receives it; thus, a few members of Galiwango's team first took this gourd straight to Njuki's house.
After the fanfare that included different family members coming out of the family home to greet the guests, Njuki first made an appearance wearing a yellow-and- black gomesi, and a triumphant smile.
She later changed into a red-and-black gomesi as Galiwango's sisters presented her with a special gift and message from a beaming groom, who is traditionally not expected to say much during the function.
HOW THEY MET
The couple met at a clinic where Njuki was working as a nurse.
"My husband had come for treatment and with all the care I gave him, I think it is the reason as to why I am with him till now," Njuki says.
Njuki says Galiwango spent like a month visiting the clinic almost daily, but she did not immediately realise what he was up to.
"I love Galiwango! He is a very patient and humble person. He is very trustworthy and handsome. I really trust him and he is my best friend," she says. "Our love with him has never declined ever since we met. The fact that my parents have also allowed him into the family, only blessings are to follow."
Galiwango is a manager for planning and development and a lecturer at Kyambogo University, while Njuki is still a nurse. They have been together for seven years and have two children.
The couple promised their parents and friends a church wedding "anytime soon".