The divorce case between Pastor Aloysius Bugingo of House of Prayer Ministries and his wife, Teddy Naluswa, has been referred for mediation by the High Court.
Justice Dr. Joseph Murangira of the High Court on Thursday last week told lawyers representing Bugingo and Naluswa to first explore the option of mediation before the case can be heard.
During a brief hearing before Justice Murangira, the lawyers agreed that the parties should meet on May 7 at the Commercial Court in Nakasero, Kampala to start the mediation process.
The case had been scheduled for hearing, but court deferred it after lawyers representing both parties requested to have the matter mediated.
Arthur Ssempebwa from Katende, Ssempebwa Advocates represents Naluswa, while Ronald Ruhinda from Ruhinda Advocates and Solicitors represents Bugingo.
Court mediation is a private process where a neutral third person helps the parties involved to discuss and try to resolve a dispute.
It should be noted that In 2019, Bugingo filed a divorce case at Kajjansi Chief Magistrate’s Court in Kampala against his wife, seeking dissolution of the marriage accusing his wife of being disrespectful.
However, Naluswa still swears that she will never divorce Bugingo because the Holy Bible which they both believe in doesn’t agree with Divorce.