Oulanyah asks divorce after wife denies him sex


Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah and wife, Lady Winnie Amoo Okot

Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has filed for divorce in Family Division of High Court accusing his wife of denying him sex for close to eight months.

Oulanyah wed Winnie Amoo Okot in January 2013 at Speke Resort Munyonyo following a traditional marriage in Pader district in 2012.

Their wedding was even attended by President Yoweri Museveni.

New Vision now reports that through his lawyers Ms Lex advocates and solicitors, Oulanyah on July 22, 2015 filed a case number 49 of 2015 at High Court accusing Amoo of causing him “emotional distress”.

He says Amoo at one time asked him to wear his dead wife’s clothes to find emotional satisfaction when he complained of being “ignored”.

Oulanyah’s first wife, Dorothy Nangwale, died in 2009 of cardiac arrest at Mulago Hospital.

She was survived by three children Harold Adiyo, 10, Ezra Audu, 7 and Karen Atim, 3.

Oulanyah now accuses the current wife of mistreating the children he begot with the late Dorothy.

In his affidavit quoted by New Vision, the deputy speaker makes it clear that his marriage to Amoo has broken down completely and is beyond repair.

He also states that his wife denied him conjugal rights [sexual intercourse] since February 2015.

Oulanyah now wants the marriage dissolved.

He is ready to give up the custody of the two children he begot with Amoo.

High court summoned Amoo on August 14, 2015 to commence the divorce proceedings.

When her mother Santa Okot, a former Pader Woman MP received the summons, she proposed a family meeting to end the marital disputes.

The Acholi paramount chief, Rwot David Onen Acana II, who is the head of Okot family, summoned Oulanyah to discuss the matter but the deputy speaker never attended.


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