Update: Missing bride comes out of hiding, accuses family of forced marriage

Kampala – Najjuko Bushera, a resident of Katereke Cell in Kyengera Town Council, Wakiso district who went missing two days before her marriage ceremony has come out of hiding.

According to Patrick Onyango the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Najjuko reported to Nsangi Police Station on Tuesday afternoon.

She was by the time of her disappearance on Friday last week preparing for her upcoming marriage ceremony, that was scheduled for Sunday, March 12, 2023.See more here: https://lbs.co.ug/2023/03/13/police-probe-disappearance-of-bride-two-days-to-her-wedding/

Najjuko told Police on Tuesday that she was not interested in the man the family wants her to get married to.

She reportedly decided to disappear to show the family that she is only interested in the man they don’t want.

“She told Police that she bought the shoes and dresses with the money the family gave her for shopping and she sent a boda boda rider to take them home to show them that she doesn’t want the man,” says Onyango

Najjuko told Police that since Saturday she has been staying with a friend called Ziana in Makindye.

“Police have recorded her statement and handed her over to the parents,” noted Onyango

He appealed to parents not force their children into marriage that they don’t want.