I rushed into marriage – Anne Kansiime speaks on split

Kansiime [Photo: Courtesy]

Ugandan comedy powerhouse Anne Kansiime has refuted claims that her marriage to Gerald Ojok fizzled out due to infidelity.

Speaking to Massawe Japanni, Kansiime explained that she had a plan on how her life was to pan out but rushed into marriage.

“I wanted to study, graduate, get a job, find a man and eventually settle down. I managed to do that, I graduated, found a job and met a man and I thought everything was in order… I rushed into the marriage. It was actually not a white wedding but a traditional one. We had marked the dates but they kept being pushed until I started questioning myself,” said Kansiime.

She noted that their separation had nothing to do with her plum salary or the limelight since she was already famous before they met.

“There was no infidelity in my marriage on my part. On his part, unless we call him to your studios so that he can tell you because I do not know… I was in the limelight before we got married so I do not think that is something that contributed to our break up. Also, it is a fact that I earned more money than he did. I am not sure whether that made him insecure. You cannot dim your light to shine another person’s light,” she narrated.

In a sad twist, the 33-year-old revealed that she underwent a lot of bullying for not having a child.

The comedienne highlighted that in one instance, reports were peddled that she sold her uterus.

“At least if they claimed I sold my lips, I could prove they were wrong. But you cannot prove you did not sell your uterus," said Kansiime.

Billed as Uganda’s wealthiest and most recognizable comic, Kansiime is currently in Kenya for the recently launched East Africa Got Talent.