By Ivan Mwine
It seems musician Jose Chameleone’s wife Daniella Atim, who is based in the United States of America, is yet to come to terms with the violence of the Mayanja brothers and all men who subject their women to domestic violence.
Daniella, who is rumoured to have suffered the same fate when she was still in Uganda, kicked off her war against domestic violence after her hubby Chameleone’s young brother singer Douglas Mayanja aka battered his baby mama Sandra Teta following a disagreement.
However, instead of coming out and speaking for her right, Teta, who has since been repatriated to Rwanda by her parents, just white-washed the battering and tried to cover-up for Weasel, something that irked Daniella.
She came out and in a series of social media posts, urged women not to suffer silently but to boldly say no to violence.
In another post, Daniella went ahead and faulted the violence from the Mayanja brothers on their parents, who she said had not only failed to discipline them but also always supported them whenever they subject their baby mamas to domestic violence.
This move however attracted seething anger from Chameleone’s elder brother Humphrey Mayanja, who reached the extent of assuring Daniella that someone who grew up in an orphanage had no right to talk about their mother.
But Daniella is not about to be cowed in this war against domestic violence as evidence by her lasted social media in which she says thus;
“October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and #everyoneknowssomeone who is suffering in these homes.
Let’s change our narrative, let’s stop sugar coating abuse in our homes. Violence comes in many forms ;Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Emotional Abuse & Intimidation. Isolation, Verbal Abuse, Coercion, Threats, & Blame, Economic Abuse and many more. Identify these signs and set your standards. DONT SETTLE FOR LESS.”
Her post has since attracted the attention of several Ugandans, among them popular musicians Desire Luzinda and Leila Kayondo, who have been victims of domestic violence in the past.