Friday, June 19, 2020 – Controversial Ugandan activist and scholar, Stella Nyanzi, has opened up on how her ex-husband revealed he was gay.
The former Makerere University lecturer, who is a fierce critic of President Yoweri Museveni, describes herself as a single mother of three and rarely talks about their father.
But in a recent interview, the gutsy activist and unapologetic feminist narrated how her ex-husband who hails from West Africa left her devastated after coming out as gay.
When asked about the father of her three children, she said:
“So I leave Uganda and head to the Gambia where I fall in love with this man (called) Osman,”
“I married him in a Muslim mosque (even though I am a Christian). I loved Osman so much. He is still my best friend. I saw our union as a merging of East and West Africa.”
“We relocated to London and got Rehma, my first daughter.”
“We were poor immigrants but so much in love.”
“We lived in shoddy areas as students but it didn’t matter.”
“It was love that saw me through my PhD.”
“At the end of the PhD, I realise I have conceived twins.”
“At the time my husband’s country (Gambia) has a lockdown of sorts against homosexual men and he is staying in the UK on my visa, which is a student visa.”
“He tells me to go to Uganda and he will follow me.”
“When I get to Uganda, he tells me he is not coming to join me in Africa.”
“He reveals he will be applying for asylum to live in the UK as a gay. I was like ‘what’?”
The Kenyan DAILY POST.