Ritah Kaggwa on losing Isabirye to Jingo: No one can steal anyone

Blogger Ritah Kaggwa said her relationship with media consultant Joel Isabirye ended because of the long distance between them.

A collage of Ritah Kaggwa and ex-husband Joel Isabirye

"It was because it was a long distance relationship. Don't tell me about long distance relationships,” Kaggwa said while appearing on a local television station.

The couple were together for a while before she relocated to the United Kingdom where she is a lecturer and businesswoman.

After the relationship ended, Isabirye – whose relationships with women rarely lasts long and the end is always spiced with drama that always finds itself on social media – started dating singer and radio personality Rebecca Jingo.

When Kaggwa, who has a son with Isabirye, was asked how she felt losing her husband to the songstress, she said: "Is she still there?. Can you steal a person? People switch lovers because they are interested.”

Jingo and Isabirye had a stormy relationship. In 2017 the ‘Nonya Musajja’ singer appeared on NTV and accused her ex-husband of domestic abuse and sabotaging her career.

Shortly after, Isabirye penned a missive on his Facebook that would make for a riveting family drama, revealing that she one time attempted to stab him over a ring.

“...next thing I heard, I had taken her wedding ring and disappeared with it, next thing I saw was I was chased with a knife to produce the wedding ring and I had to flee for my dear life. A woman who takes a knife to stab the husband is not realistic because at the altar you pledge to protect your spouse not to injure them. Rebecca is violent,” reads part of the post.

“She has no problem throwing plates or cups at you or beating you up as the 16 house maids we had in eight months of marriage can testify. If you require their contacts they can be availed to you. Some spent only one day at the home and took off because she was violent towards them. She was unbearable. So when I saw the knife I thought it was something serious. In April 2014 she had tried to cut me with a scissor at home over a small argument. Some people asked me how do you continue staying with someone who took a scissor and a knife to injure you? I would answer that this was a marriage not a fling. Misunderstandings take place and people sometimes act so irrationally. But we are all different.”

Isabirye tried all options to save the marriage in futility, according to the post.

Meanwhile, Ritah Kaggwa, during the interview, said that she has also been in three marriages, including the current one where she is married to a Nigerian surveyor named Joseph Oshunkoya.

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