Orphans left to Starve at Orphange Home

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The proprietor of Glory to God orphanage home in Kabarole has abandoned the orphanage living 45 children to starve. Chris Hakiza Mujuni, the founder of the orphanage started it last year to support orphans. The home has fifteen girls and 30 boys who are below the age of 14 years. Last week, Mujuni abandoned the children at the home and they have since gone without food. The rooms, in which the children are staying in, are also in a poor state. The roof leaks and some of the children sleep on the floor. Steven Mugenyi, the in-charge of the home says that they have been getting funds from different organizations abroad to run the operations of the home. Mugenyi says that last week, Mujuni told him that he was going to purchase food for the home but never returned. Mugenyi says that Mujuni has homes in Kasese and Kyenjojo districts. He says that the shortage of food has forced the children to eat one meal a day. //Cue in: "we have been..." Cue out: "...eating only once."// David Ruhweza, the LC2 chairman Rwengaju parish says that the orphanage home was registered by the district probation department seven months ago. Ruhweza says that residents in the area are mobilizing resources to purchase food for the orphans. He also wants the district to relocate the orphans to other homes in the district. //Cue in: "the home..." Cue out: "...to another home."// Ruhweza says that since the establishment of the home, no official from district probation office has visited the home. Shamillah Kakuguru, the Kabarole district probation officer says that she was not aware of the disappearance of the proprietor. Kakuguru says that orphanage home was registered by the district department of community based organizations and not her office. She says that the home will remain closed and the children will be relocated to other orphanage homes in the district as they hunt for Mujuni. Records at the probation department show that there are eleven orphanage homes in Kabarole district looking after children whose parents died of HIV/AIDS.


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Emmanuel Kajubu
Emmanuel Kajubu is proud to have been the first Ugandan journalist to write in depth pieces about the Tooro Kingdom institution. His knowledge of the inner workings of the Tooro Kingdom is what made him privy to the splits in the royal family. These splits almost challenged Tooro Omukama Oyo Nyimba Iguru's reign.

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