Uganda Police arrest women caught protesting over side-chic rivalry
Police in Uganda have arrested women caught demonstrating over among other issues, the ‘little’ money their husbands leave at home when going to work.
The Daily Monitor reports the women were arrested after the demonstrations were termed illegal.
The women who were demonstrating in Kampala over "small kameeza" money that men leave home have been arrested. @PoliceUg said the demonstration was illegal. They have been detained to CPS, Kampala.#MonitorUpdates
📸 @tonnyabet pic.twitter.com/eENcfCLIir
— Daily Monitor (@DailyMonitor) April 11, 2022
In a raft of complaints, the women also claim their men have been ‘taken over’ side chics.
Some of the placards the women had read; “Prices have increased but kameeza money (money left on the table at home by men) has not.”
Another placard read “Women deserve trips to Dubai.”
Additionally, they lamented their husbands were not eating at home hence they took to the streets.
These protests come a year after a journalist shared the importance of kameeza money for Ugandan women.
It also comes amid fears of the high cost of commodities and standards of living in the landlocked East African country in recent times.
Here’s what Ugandans had to say.
I love ma country Uganda 🇺🇬 pic.twitter.com/Oqc6hbwRBA
— Kapeke bryan John hillz (@KapekeJohn) April 11, 2022
I don't know wat kind of food, but we r always eating 🤗 pic.twitter.com/RVRJ4dJ25x
— The_Prodigal_Acholi (@oola256) April 11, 2022
That is why family law better be clearer on whether or not these duties are founded on legal or merely moral obligations, whether compliance with this is discretionary or obligatory? Seems different from alimony but sounds more of a daily, weekly or monthly domestic allowance!!
— Mugabi Ivan (@ivan_mugabi) April 11, 2022
However, with the recent altercation, social media users had this to say.
Think of it like this, dear wives. One of the most powerful ways to increase your kameeza isn't husbands increasing the allocation of the money but it’s raising your humility.
— Wafula Wa Barasa 🇰🇪💘🇺🇬 (@wafula_wa_baro) April 11, 2022