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Diana Museveni Divorces Geoffrey Kamuntu

President Museveni’s daughter, Diana Kyaremera Kamuntu, has divorced her husband, Geoffrey Kamuntu.

Diana said in a post on Instagram that she had “tried to keep my divorce private and out of the public sphere for the sake of my children.”

She added: “However, I feel the need to clarify now. It is with a heavy heart that I inform you all about my divorce.”

She also posted the “Decree Nisi” that “shows the dissolution of my marriage to Mr Geoffrey Kamuntu which was issued in 2022.”

A Decree Nisi is an order by a court of law stating the date on which a marriage will end unless a good reason not to grant a divorce is produced.

Diana wedded Kamuntu, a Kampala businessman, in July 2004.

Diana, who recently ventured into tourism business, would later tell a local magazine in an interview that she met Kamuntu at her sister, Natasha Karugire’s house where she instantly fell in love with him.

The ‘decree Nisi’ issued by court

“He was a friend of my sister’s husband and we met at their house. I was attracted to him because he is very tall and good-looking,” said Diana a few years after her marriage with Kamuntu.

“He is also calm and easy to get to know,” she recollected then.

The reasons behind the divorce remain unclear. 

However, in 2022, Diana formally applied to the National Identification Registration Authority (NIRA) to drop the use of her husband’s name Kamuntu.

Diana and Kamuntu on their wedding day in 2004

In a notice dated September 29, 2022, that was published in the Uganda Gazette, Diana stated that she henceforth wanted to be referred to as Diana Museveni Kyaremera.

“Notice is given that I, Diana Museveni Kamuntu of P.O box 9021 Kampala, intend to apply to the National Identification Registration Authority to change my name to Diana Museveni Kyaremera.”

She added: “I intend to formally and absolutely renounce and abandon the use of the name Kamuntu and assume and adopt in place of that name the name Kyaremera,” read part of the notice.

ChimpReports understands that several family meetings were held to reunite Diana and Kamuntu in vain. 

In her Instagram during the weekend, Diana urged the public to respect her privacy.

“As you all know divorce is a very difficult thing especially when there’re children involved,” said Diana.

‘I ask that the public continues to pray for my family as we move forward from this difficult time and that you will respect our privacy,” she emphasised.

An estimated 370,000 couples divorce or separate each year in Uganda, according to the 2020 data compiled by the Swedish International Development Cooperation in Uganda.

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