By Uganda Online Media
Kampala; Exiled Ugandan novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija is under fire after a close friend revealed that the fearless activist got involved with a Zungu woman and made her pregnant in the process leaving his wife whom he abandoned in Uganda in tears.
According to sources, Kakwenza allegedly ballooned Anne Whitehead who runs Whitehead Communications and formerly served as a communications strategist for National Unity Platform (NUP) leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
According to Whitehead, Kakwenza has made it a habit to balloon women and abandon them. In her view, this makes the novelist prejudiced against women, and also makes her want to unfriend the Ugandan writer. In fact, Whitehead regrets ever standing in solidarity with Kakwenza as he battled the Ugandan state over his writings critical of members of the first family.
“Because you abandoned all the women who had your children so now they have to become single mothers without any support from the father? This is not a flex. I have said to you before as your friend, that your social justice advocacy has a massive blind spot. The more I learn about how you continue to treat women, the less I want to be your friend,” Whitehead revealed.
“I choose solidarity with mistreated women over whatever you claim to stand for. If your idea of social justice does not include women, then you are not truly for social justice. You are really just out for yourself. It’s sad. I supported Kakwenza because of what he has been through with torture, but now I have learned of many women he’s been manipulating and abusing. I can’t support that. My solidarity remains with the victims. It’s not easy speaking out on these things, but sometimes we have to. Not just [sekiswo] harassment – which he has been doing online for all to see – but also several forms of exploitation, compulsive lying, gaslighting, emotional abuse and abandonment of women whom he’s impregnated. That’s as much as I know so far. Wouldn’t be surprised if there’s more.”
Whitehead also alleged that Kakwenza had blocked one of the women he had ballooned.
“So now one of Kakwenza’s victims tells me he’s blocked her before she even says a thing, Preventative measures? Many women (and men who know them) are contacting me with their stories – more than I knew before this – but they all hesitate to speak out since the blowback is severe,” she claimed.
Whitehead’s claims have been backed by Dr Stella Nyanzi, an academic and researcher who has been in exile in Europe for several months now saying Kakwenza cheated on his wife Eva Basiima by sleeping with Anne Whitehead.
According to Nyanzi, Whitehead is currently pregnant and now jealous and does not want to share the fearless writer’s cassava with Basiima and other women.
“Anne Whitehead got pregnant with exiled Kakwenza’s child after I told her that he is still married to his wife who is raising his children in Uganda. She wants monogamy with a married polygamous man suffering from severe PTSD [Post traumatic stress disorder],” Dr Stella Nyanzi said.