Ugandan imam suspended after marrying a man posing as a woman

A Ugandan imam was devastated after his 'wife' of two weeks turned out to be a man.
A Ugandan imam was devastated after his 'wife' of two weeks turned out to be a man.
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What was supposed to be wedded bliss for a Ugandan imam swiftly turned into a nightmare when it emerged that he had unknowingly married a man. The nuptials also led to his suspension from clerical duties. An imam is a Muslim cleric.

According to Daily Monitor, Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba was suspended from the Kyampisi Masjid Noor mosque in Kayunga District after his “wife” was arrested for theft and, during a body search, was discovered to be a man. 

The two had been married for two weeks when the discovery was made.

The mosque said Mutumba, 27, was devastated by the revelation and was receiving counselling. 


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