William Kalema, 22, a second year student at Makerere Univeristy Kampala (MUK) walks down to Wandegeya; a bustling town on the outskirts of Makerere for an evening out with his fiance’e.
As he nears his favourite joint, a car screeches to a halt and behold! His fiancée steps out, bids farewell to the driver and heads for their meeting point.
As the luxurious Sedan pulled to the road side, William also noticed that the driver had given her a brown envelope that she stashed in her hand bag.
He says on many occasions, his girlfriend has been unable to explain the relationship with this anonymous car that drops her for lectures after a weekend’s disappearance from campus.
“We had a quarrel, I got no answers, abandoned the relationship, Nancy still moves out with this guy,” says a quiet Kalema.
“They now prefer to move out with working class guys because they have the money, the cars,” he says.
On a busy day in Kampala, the smiling face of a successful businessman beams from large roadside posters along the crowded entrance to the capital.
But the message is far from friendly. “Would you let this man be with your teenage daughter?” asks the large print under the picture.
Another poster near the Makerere University Business School (MUBS), titled “Something for something Love”, shows a successful-looking man named Uncle Bob in police custody while a pregnant, weeping young girl hands her mother the cell phone that Uncle Bob gave her for sex. His girlfriend died soon after.