Diana Museveni confirms divorce with Kamuntu

Diana who got married to Kamuntu in 2004 revealed that she had kept the divorce out of the public sphere for the sake of their children.

President Yoweri Museveni’s daughter Diana Museveni has confirmed her divorce with businessman Geoffrey Kamuntu.

Diana who got married to Kamuntu in 2004 revealed that she had kept the divorce out of the public sphere for the sake of their children although it happened in 2022.

“I have tried to keep my divorce private and out of public sphere for the sake of my children. However I feel the need to clarify now. It is with a heavy hearty that I follow you all about my divorce….. As you all know, divorce is a very difficult thing, especially when children are involved,” she wrote in a statement released on Saturday, March 9,2024.

Accompanying her statement was the presentation of the “Decree Nisi,” confirming the legal termination of her marriage, which was issued in 2022.

She further appealed to the public for their support during this time. “I ask the public to pray for my family as we move forward from this difficult time and that you will respect my privacy,” she stated.

When a woman marries a man; traditions demand that she takes up the husband’s name in honour of the marriage. Some marriage laws also make similar demands or suggest so.

In a similar manner, when the two separate, the woman is expected to drop the husband’s name to return to her original name or make room for another name in case she remarries.

But also, a woman can just choose to return to her original identity or just take up another for any other reason other than separation divorce. After all, we live in a free world with boundless freedoms.

It should be noted that in 2022, Diana applied to the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA), seeking to drop the use of the name, “Kamuntu”, which belonged to her then-husband Geoffrey.

In a September 29 2023 notice, which is published in the Uganda Gazette, Diana, 42, said she wanted to be called Diana Museveni Kyaremera.

The revelation at the time went viral, leaving social media to create many theories as to what was behind the decision by Janet Museveni’s youngest daughter and last born.

Diana went to Kampala Parents School, Mount St. Mary’s College Namagunga in Mukono district and University of Minnesota in the United States for a degree in Archeology.

Diana, serves as the managing director of Museveni family enterprises and supervises all private ventures of the first family.

She also acted as First Lady in the Ugandan movie, titled 27 Guns, some years ago(directed by her elder sister Natasha Karugire.

On his part, Geoffrey Kamuntu owns a procurement firm that does consultancy work for the oil explorers in the Albertine region. He is alleged to have key interests in the Heritage Oil Company, one of the companies doing oil exploration in the region

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