When two people are joined together in holy matrimony, they vow to be together in sickness and health, for richer or poorer till death do them part as guidelines to a long journey that awaits them.
Even though no one knows what the future holds, they hope to live a long time together and see what it brings, but there are no standard guidelines given on what a spouse does in case of the sudden death of the person they just committed to.
Such is the agony Anitah Watuulo is facing after losing her husband, Roy Watuulo, only a day after their wedding. The couple got married on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Thornycroft Chapel, Uganda Christian University (UCU
Roy died earlier today at 12:00 am in Kapchworwa according to a post on the official Facebook Page of UCU. He was a son to Dr Richard Watuulo, the Dean Faculty of Education and Arts at UCU. The cause of his death has not been disclosed yet.
The couple are both UCU alumni and many people commented with their condolence messages on the UCU page.
Our deepest condolences to Anita, family and friends. May the deceased’s soul rest in peac
“So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate” Matthew 19:6 was seemingly appealing to Anita Nabuduwa Watuulo and her newly wed husband Roy Watuulo.
However, hours after her wedding ceremony on Saturday, the statement undoubtedly became too hollow for her to comprehend.
Anita, like Roy’s other family members and friends, is certainly still asking the same question over and over again; Why?
Why Roy? Why now?
But like the Bible says; only God has the answers.
Anita is one of the close family members and friends, among others who were left devastated by the shocking death of her newly wed husband.
Roy, a son to Dr Richard Watuulo, the Dean Faculty of Education and Arts at Uganda Christian University (UCU) and Mrs Lydia Watuulo, died just hours after their wedding ceremony.
Family sources say he started complaining about feeling unwell moments after the wedding reception.
He was reportedly rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead at around midnight.
The university said in a statement on their social media platforms that Roy and Anita walked down the aisle on Saturday at Thornycroft Chapel UCU.
“It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Roy Watuulo, a son to Dr. Richard Watuulo, the Dean Faculty of Education and Arts. Roy died this morning at 12 a.m. From Kapchorwa District. He had just wedded Anita on Saturday 5th December 2020 from Thornycroft Chapel UCU. Roy and Anita are both UCU Alumni. Please pray for God’s presence in the family during this time of grief,” reads UCU statement which has left many social media users in Uganda shocked and asking questions.