What Happened Between Andrew Mwenda And Sheebah Karungi?

Was Queen Sheebah's abuser caught?

By  | Aug 02, 2022, 10:14 AM  | Sheebah  | Drama

Sheebah Karungi
Known for her sultry and often “too sexy” dress code, her music which is celebrated across Africa and her killer dance moves, Sheebah Karungi is the unbeatable queen of Uganda’s music industry.

Over the years, the Nkutuse hitmaker has won prestigious awards and accolades along with the favour of millions of fans who consider her their queen. 

Andrew Mwenda on the other hand is a renowned Ugandan journalist and entrepreneur and the founder of one of the top Ugandan magazines- The Independent. 

A few months ago, both Andrew Mwenda and Sheebah Karungi trended on social media after Sheebah took to Instagram to blast an unnamed perverted man for allegedly sexually abusing her. 

So what is the connection between Andrew Mwenda and Sheebah Karungi in this whole story? In case you missed it, here is everything that went down.

Sheebah Karungi’s sexual abuse allegations

On the 9th of May 2022, Sheebah shared a video on her Instagram to rant about how women face sexual harassment on a daily basis just because of how they dress, using her personal experience as an example.

In the video, Sheebah narrated how she had gone to perform when the “old pervert” that many people consider to be “respectable and a worthy role model” as she chose to call him, found her sleeping in her car before the show and started acting inappropriately towards her right in front of her team.

She went on to explain how angry she had felt at the time that she even considered cancelling her performance, but out of the respect she had for her job, she did perform after all.

In the video, Sheebah who was still raging following the whole incident went on to condemn men who have no respect for women and their bodies and posed the question in most people’s minds, “if her perpetrator could do that to her in public, what more horrible things could he have done in public?”

Who was Sheebah Karungi’s abuser?

A screenshot of Andrew Mwenda and Sheebah Karungi, source: Twitter

As soon as Sheebah Karungi’s video went viral, her sentiments were shared by many Ugandans who took to various platforms to support Sheebah Karungi and condemn those who use a person’s dress code as an excuse for sexual harassment.

Although Sheebah did not mention her abuser’s name in her video, it was only natural for people to form speculations and guess who the man behind Karungi’s woes was.

It wasn’t long before Tweeps started mentioning names of the alleged perpetrators, and among the mentioned persons was Andrew Mwenda although there was no supporting evidence for the claim.

Andrew Mwenda’s response to being the alleged abuser of Sheebah Karungi

Although both Andrew Mwenda and Sheebah did not immediately respond to the claim that Mwenda was Sheebah’s alleged perpetrator, Andrew Mwenda had to say something following the social media lynching he was receiving.

Taking to Twitter, Mwenda distanced himself from the allegations and said that he had spoken to the CID who had agreed to open investigations and find out and prosecute the person who had allegedly assaulted Sheebah.

Sheebah also later revealed to the police that Andrew Mwenda was not her abuser. She allegedly revealed the true identity of her perpetrator although his name has not been revealed to the public domain yet.

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