KAMPALA: As several Kampala city dwellers rushed to work after a long weekend, a group of housewives took it to the streets as they paraded and protested, on different roundabouts in Kampala, carrying placards airing their grievances against their husbands.
Amongst the very many grievances, the housewives protested against side-chics who they accuse of taking over their husbands’ lives and ruining their marriages.
“Side chics are spoiling our marriages,” read one of the placards.
Regarding this grievancy, radio personality Lucky Mbabazi a fellow woman traditionally married to seasoned sports journalist Patrick Kanyomozi was not happy with the protest of Ugandan housewives against their husbands and side chics. Mbabazi came out to say what protesting housewives were doing was not correct because a woman can’t stop a man from cheating.
“First of all,if a man wants to have a side chic there’s nothing his woman can do to stop him. Please women make your own money and leave the men to do whatever they want to do,” Lucky Mbabazi tweeted.
Also, the group of housewives protested against the little petty cash ‘kameeza money’ left behind by husbands. They demanded that the petty cash be increased because prices have gone up but husbands are not increasing ‘kameeza money’. “Kameeza money should be increased.”
In response, Lucky Mbabazi advised women to make their own money because men of these days want a woman who has something. “Please women make your own money and leave the men to do whatever they want to do,” Lucky Mbabazi advised.
As the protests attained more attention, former presidential aspirant Kizza Besigye was also not left behind as the seasoned politician tweeted saying: “Women are in pain; let’s pay attention! The biggest source of problems is, likely, the economy- men are in hiding and don’t have “Kameeza money”. Women should, instead, lead the fight for Socioeconomic Justice; I am already dressed- to go!”
Following the commotion and informal gathering, Police advised the women to get off the streets and make a formal gathering where they can address their issues.
It is then that the women said they are holding a Women’s Conference on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at the NCC in Naguru.