Men only cheat when their women change

Saturday January 24 2015



Who is Allan Sewanyana?
I’m a television and radio sports presenter and the Kampala Capital City Authority’s (KCCA), Makindye West Councillor. I was born in Nsambya Hospital 33 years ago. I have four sisters and two brothers. I’m the third child.
I completed Primary Seven at Nakivubo Blue Primary School in Kampala, sat for my Senior Four exams at St Mathias Kalemba in Mukono and Senior Six at Mengo S.S before eventually being enrolled at Makerere University to study a Bachelor in Human Resource Management.
I graduated in 2008. I’m married to Grace Sewanyana and we have two boys aged four and six.

Is it true all men cheat?
(Laughs) Not all men cheat. There are some faithful men even here in Uganda.
Women probably think that because of past experiences where they have been hurt by different men being left to think that all men are like that, which is not in the case.

So, in cases where it happens, why does a man go ahead and cheat on his beautiful wife?
It is some one’s nature and background. For instance, if a male child has grown up seeing his father bringing different women to their house, there are high chances that he might also end up like him.
Also, sometimes, I think, men cheat on their wives because the woman changes after giving birth. She focusses more on the children and cares less about the man, who ends up turning to a mistress to cater to his needs.

Ever cheated on your wife before?
No, I have never done that. There was a time she even left the country for a period of five years to do her fashion and design studies but I still remained faithful to her.

How do you deal with women who approach you with romantic intentions?
I just make them my friends. Some of them have ended up being like sisters to me and as you know, it is very difficult to convey romantic feelings or intentions to someone you consider a sister.

The famous November 25, 2013 scuffle where you were kicked out of City Hall, what was all that about?
On that day, the whole country was waiting to see whether the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago was going to be impeached or not. I happened to be one of the 35 councillors standing up against the impeachment.
I remember walking up to the table of Kampala minister Frank Tumwebaze, who was chairing the meeting and jumping on top of it in order to present him with a court order stopping the impeachment.
Instead, Tumwebaze ordered his guards to throw me out of the meeting by force. It was one of the most humiliating days of my life.

It was!
Yes, it was. Some of guards pinched, slapped and boxed me. They must have been probably seven in number. I could not do anything in return other than try and fight them all off.
And all this happened as my friends, and family members including my children and in-laws watched me on television. It was very embarrassing on my part and I was taken to hospital for the next four days.

What made you go to that extreme of stepping on the Kampala minister’s table?
I was only trying to prove a point that what Minister Tumwebaze and the other councillors were doing was wrong.

Were there any other reasons for your solidarity for the Lord Mayor on that day?
Yes, they were. I stood up for him because he is my good friend and mentor. In fact, he was the one who urged me to contest for the Makindye West councillor seat.

Have you been thrown in jail before?
Yes, a couple times and the longest period of time I have ever spent in a cell is one week. This was at Luzira prison and it was for political reasons.

How did you find your one week stay in Luzira?
Not interesting at all. I never wish anyone to ever be thrown in jail. You eat and sleep poorly.

Now, i want to be member of parliament
On his 2016 political ambitions:
I want to stand as a Member of Parliament for Makindye West in 2016. I have the zeal to discuss key national issues with the people of this area and represent them in parliament.

Thoughts on Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi:
The problem I have with Jennifer is that she thinks she does not put herself in the shoes of the people whose structures she is dismantling.

These are poor people who can hardly speak for themselves. Some of the buildings that have been built on road reserves are owned by rich people and yet she does not seem to lift a finger on them.