Uganda, April 5 -- Making false and frivolous accusations against your partner in a relationship amounts to cruelty, the High Court has ruled.

The Family Division of the High Court yesterday held that unsubstantiated accusations leveled against a partner are a grave assault on the character, honour, reputation, status as well as mental well-being of a relationship.

Justice Celia Nagawa ruled that such allegations not only affect a relationship and make it impossible for a man to continue to live with his wife, but also affect the couple's relationship with their children.

The court made the decision while dissolving the marriage between Mr Igeme Katagwa and Ms Anna Sarah Nalwoga citing cruelty. According to court documents, Mr Katagwa ...