Vesha Okello, Akothee's daughter has openly spoken about the effects of her parent's divorce on her.
The situation left her very confused and angry as she could not comprehend why they couldn’t work things out.
Speaking during an interview with Massawe Japanni, Vesha said,
"My parents divorced when I was in class four. I could not understand why they had to break up. One day they were arguing and I locked them up in a room and told them I would not open until they reconciled. I used to see on tv that divorced parents could still workout so I didn’t understand why mine were not making things work"
Adding that her mother left home and cut all communication for a few weeks.
"My mum left and never communicated at all, no one knew where she was. We did not hear from her for like two months, my dad then left us with his mother and went to look for a job.’
Even when the divorce was hard on the kids, Akothee always instilled in them the heart of forgiveness. Especially towards their father.
‘"I felt like I could not forgive him but my mum kept telling me that he was still my dad and I had to forgive him. At the time I felt like he was the problem. All this time he never explained why they were arguing in front of us. To date, he has never explained why the two divorced.
"But right now we are very good friends. We talk and he advises me, now that am grown up I understand things better."
From pictures online, the family may not be together but they have a very good relationship. And that is what matters.