KAMPALA: Former Vice President (VP) of Uganda Prof Gilbert Bukenya B is in trouble after his official wife Dr Margret Mary Musoke Bukenya yesterday dragged him Court seeking to dissolve their 45-year marriage on grounds of the professor sleeping around with young women.
Mrs. Bukenya is accusing the former VP of deserting their marriage and engaging in various adulterous relationships with ladies who should be his daughters and now wants to divorce which will lead to them sharing most of the property owned by Bukenya.
Dr Margaret says in the petition that the two have three children aged between 30-45 years, but however in the course of their marriage; Dr. Bukenya says her husband deserted their family/matrimonial home, engaged in endless instances of adultery and infidelity which has subjected her to countless acts of emotional distress and abuse amounting to cruelty.
Her divorce petition was filed through Ligomarc Advocates, complaining of some of the extra marital sex escapade of the professor who at one time kissed Musician Iryn Namubiru at a public function, attracting countrywide condemnation from moralists as well as religious leaders.
She says that around 1982/83 the respondent (Bukenya) repeatedly committed adultery with a one Ms Teddy Ndagire with whom they had a son named Capt. Brian Bukenya (now deceased).
In the late 1990s, the respondent took up and maintained a mistress named Ms Stella Njuba (deceased) a daughter of a close family friend with whom they got two2 children.
In the early 2000s, the respondent also started sexual relationships with a one Ms Margaret Kabasinguzi Nyabongo Akiiki, who was part of his mobilisation staff in the Busiro County North constituency. Together, they have one child that led to the breakup of her marriage. He still maintains this woman and their child in a house he built for her them in Fort Portal.
In 2004 Bukenya started sexual relations with a one Jamila Nakku who he maintained in their country home in Nagulu, Lwamtama. Nakku claimed Dr. Bukenya had married her at a cultural function at her parents’ home.
In 2008 started on an adulterous relationship with a one Ms. Shony Batanda a staff at his Vice President’s office. With her, he has one child aged eight years.
Around 2014/2015 the respondent had a relationship with a one Ms Justine Najjemba with whom they got a child about four years. She resides in Namayumba, Wakiso District.
On several occasions, he has continuously committed adulterous with a one Ms Cissy Namujju a former political mobilisation staff.
Bukenya, according to the plaint has also had sexual relation with Ms. Josephine Nakaju.
Several other affairs that came to light in the local media include with popular musicians Irene Namubiru and Princess Sheila Nvanungi among others.