Besigye rallies women behind Kameeza money protests, says he is dressed and ready to go. Today morning Kampala came to a standstill after police detained a group of housewives that were protesting over the little kameeza money (daily home allowances) their husbands are leaving them.
According to the housewives, side-chics have taken over their husbands’ lives and are spoiling their marriages.
The women who have since been taken into police custody took to the streets with different placards expressing their grievances.
“Our husbands are no longer eating at home,” one placard read.
“Wives also deserve trips to Dubai,” another read.
The protests have since gone viral across the media and they have attracted the attention of former presidential aspirant Kizza Besigye.
According to a tweet by the seasoned politician, women are in pain and society deserves to pay attention. He further defended men, saying that the reason why Kameeza money is low is because of the economy and that women should instead lead the fight against socioeconomic justice.
“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!” he tweeted.
Women are in pain; let’s pay attention!— Kifefe Kizza-Besigye (@kizzabesigye1) April 11, 2022
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! https://t.co/AGoGVHq4R1
There has been a longstanding war between housewives and the side-chics who have recently gained popularity among the married men at the expense of the former.
Men are rumored to be splurging their cash on their non-official lovers at the expense of their official wives hence the protest demanding more kameeza money.
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 this Wednesday April 13th at the NCC in Naguru.