‘It was tainting his Image’ Jackie Chandiru talks on how drug addiction broke her marriage to a diplomat

Jackie Chandiru

Ugandan artiste Jackie Chandiru has opened up about her wedding day and how her marriage ended after she got addicted to pain killers.

Jackie disclosed details of what she did that resulted in her marriage ending.

During an interview on Milele FM, Jackie said that in Uganda dowry is based on how a lady was brought up.

‘I TOLD HIM IF HE WANTED TO MARRY ME WE HAD TO DO EVERYTHING HERE. WE MONETIZED THE COWS INSTEAD OF PRESENTING THEM AS A WHOLE.

IN MY CULTURE A PARENT IS PAID SOME AMOUNT FOR BRINGING ME UP. I WENT TO THE BEST SCHOOLS.

SO IT’S LIKE PAYING MY FATHER BACK FOR BRINGING ME UP.

MY WHOLE WEDDING PLUS DOWRY COST ROUGHLY 120,000$ (KSH 13,32000). THE WEDDING HAD 15 PEOPLE WHILE MY WEDDING RECEPTION HAD 25 PEOPLE.’

Jackie added that at some point she got addicted to pain killers due to a back problem and that’s when her marriage started crumbling.

‘IT LASTED FOR FIVE YEARS.

WE DID NOT QUARREL NOR WAS THERE INFIDELITY. IT WAS ME WHO MADE THE DIVORCE HAPPEN.

I GOT ADDICTED TO PAIN KILLERS AND HE COULDN’T HANDLE IT AS IT HAD STARTED AFFECTING HIS WORK AS  A DIPLOMAT.

MY ADDICTION TAINTED HIS IMAGE AND I FELT BAD FOR HIM.

AT FIRST HE WAS NOT FOR THE IDEA BUT HE STARTED LOOSING MILLIONS, SO WE GOT THROUGH WITH THE DIVORCE.’

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