By our reporter
Whereas Dr Peter Mwesige, a distinguished media trainer and executive director of the African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME), 20 years ago vowed to love and remain committed to his lawyer wife Jacqueline Asiimwe until death does them apart, it has ended in tears.
Without divulging details, Mwesige broke the news of their court induced marriage dissolution in a tweet on November 30. He said the couple will continue sharing the responsibility of bringing up their boys. Mwesige said recent happenings in their relationship had not been “pretty.”
While the two had been married for nearly 20 years, it is clear from the tweet that they had not been living together for the last two years.
The two, who have been in the public limelight for years, wedded in a low-key ceremony in Perryman, Maryland, USA on December 22, 2002.
Asiimwe is yet to publicly comment or write about their separation. But in a cryptic tweet quoting Cynthia Thurlow, a renowned intermittent fasting and Wellness expert, Asiimwe wrote: “Bad chapters can still create good stories. Wrong paths can still lead to the right places. Failed dreams can still create successful people. Sometimes it takes losing yourself to find yourself.”
Asiimwe is the chief executive officer of CivSource Africa, a philanthropy advisory service company that she founded in 2017. She is the daughter of Rev Benon Mugarura, the former chaplain of St Francis Chapel at Makerere University.
One of the family sources however, told Pepper Digital that it could have been an issue of different class backgrounds. “…that gal was a priest’s daughter…snobbish…
Another close friend also added: “They met abroad during studies and hooked up out of convenience. Peter loved his bottle and smoke…miracle they lasted this long.”