Law Development Centre Court Principal Magistrate Martin Kirya has ordered Patience Ngaimita to repay Shs15,952,335 to her boyfriend, Isaac Kumakech.
This decision is in response to Ngaimita’s misappropriation of Sh14,952,335 intended for a bar and restaurant business for personal expenses.
Isaac Kumakech filed a lawsuit against his girlfriend, Patience Ngaimita, requesting court intervention to recoup the money he paid her to start a bar and restaurant.
According to court documents, the pair met on Facebook and built a personal friendship, which led to a marriage proposal. Kumakech was studying for a master’s degree in the United States at the time, while Ngaimita worked at a bank. However, the girl friend utilized the money for personal reasons instead, setting up a bar and restaurant business as initially planned.
At the beginning of this year,Tumwine Richard sued his long term lover Kyarikunda Fortunate for breach of promise to marry. In the suit, Richard further sought for several reliefs including General damages, special damages and costs of the case.
According to court documents, the plaintiff (man) was a teacher at Kiringa Primary School where the defendant (woman) came for teaching practice and the two started love relationship.
They later entered a promise to marry agreement in 2018. The plaintiff financially supported the defendant including sponsoring her for a Diploma in Law at LDC. He spent Shs. 9,439,100=.
On 10th January, 2022, the pair had arranged for an introduction ceremony and a budget was drawn with the function slated for February 2022. The defendant later turned against the plaintiff saying she cannot marry an old man hence the suit.