Naom, an 83-year-old celibate woman from Uganda, fell in love with a 90-year-old man, Rwakaikara. He has 10 children with his late wife and 40 grandchildren. The couple exchanged their vows at St.James Cathedral, Kigorobya, in the Hoima District of Uganda.
Bishop Kyamanywa, the officer of their marriage, told the congregation that it is never too late when one follows god’s teachings. According to UgandaBlizz, he particularly thanked the couple for waiting for their special day.
Bishop Kyamanywa also mentioned that the newlywed has become an inspiration for the young generation to seek god’s way. He stated that it has been his first time as Bishop to wed a celibate woman of 83 and claimed that the world will read and learn a lot about them.
He said, “It’s my first time since I started work as Bishop to wed an old woman as Naom. This is amazing and the world will read and learn a lot about you.”
He called himself blessed to wed such an old couple and said that he had never seen such a wonder during his pastoral work.
Unlike Naom, many other old celibate women couldn’t find love. Clara Meadmore was a 108-year-old celibate woman who passed away in 2011. She told the media that the secret to her long life was celibacy.