Africa: MPs Divided Over Property Sharing After Divorce

Kadaga then called out the constitutional affairs minister, Kahinda Otafiire, to introduce the Bill to the House.

However, a hesitant Otafiire delegated the task to Deputy Attorney General Fred Ruhindi, who introduced the Bill to the House that was packed to capacity.

Chairs had to be improvised on the floor of the chamber to accommodate the large number of MPs that turned up.

MPs, mainly Muslims, tried to oppose the introduction of the Bill, saying it was against the Muslim faith, which allows the marrying of more than one wife.

“The minister should first tell us what happened to the Muslim Law, which was addressed to the Government by the Muslim community,” said Latif Ssebagala, the parliamentary Imam.

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