June 4, 2019

High court reunites Mao and wife


By Tonny Akankwatsa

The marriage misunderstandings between Norbert Mao, Democratic Party-DP President and Naomi Achieng Adong is now dissolved courtesy of the High Court Family Division.

Justice Godfrey Namundi resolved the marriage in his judgment delivered on May 27th, 2019 on a petition filed by Achieng accusing Mao of cruelty and desertion.

The two sired three children ever since their civil marriage on August 8, 2003. However, Achieng  accused Mao for deserting her for eight years.

“The evidence before this court shows the petitioner (Achieng) has been living separately for eight years. The respondent has absconded from the matrimonial home leaving the petitioner (Achieng) with the issues of marriage”, said Justice Namundi.

Mao shall continue occupying the house on in Minister’s Village Ntinda on interest of their children for a period of three years.

Court has also directed that the couple transfers the property in the names of the children.

Justice Namundi has also ordered Mao to consider Achieng on all of his interest and the property comprised of plot 14 Kitgum Road, Gulu Municipality in Gulu Municipality.

Mao will also handover the motor vehicle registration number UAH 437Z to Achieng as requested in her petition she filed in 2017.

There were no cost compensation orders since it was a family matter.

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