Lost a Cousin cum daughter 22nd April 2013
its 12.46 i get a call. the slat helpline counsellor comes for me in my office about 50 yards away.
its a surprise no one ever calls me on this helpline
i talk to my Son
mum, Pleasure is not moving
what is the problem?, 'i dont know he says'
what has happened is it the usual sickness of fainting and getting breathless
i don't know he cried
come now he said
i quickly closed my laptop my world pulse page, shared about my children including my cousins my care
immediately got a vehicle. On my way i read a message my son has sent - 'it seems she is dead' ikept hope alive
i have parted with her at 10.12 that very morning
15 minutes was enough for me to reach
this is about 1.10pm,
i found a crowd near my house
is she dead i asked, go and see for yourself
i slowly moved inside the house act.
a crowd, nowhere to step
i found three women neighbours cleaning her bums,
she had spoilt herself during the shameless and strange act
she seemed still alive
i called a special hire/taxi
i asked all people out so that we have Pleasures fresh air
hoping she was still alive
in 20 minutes we were in Mengo Hospital
she was declared dead
my 13 year old girl
i had stayed with her for 9 years
she had just joined high school
on this fateful day she had stayed home, the school asked them to remain home since they had completed exams.
i had not felt well about it as i had paid for the whole term but school was stopping children two weeks earlier.
Pleasure has asked me for a reading desk and that morning i put it in her bedroom
as i left she was going to wash cooking utensils and my son was also in the sitting room.
we talked about her performance an how i wanted her to read hard and achieve her vision of being a doctor
Pleasure was intelligent and i had high hopes in her
i had told her never to move to neighbours unless sent, never to leave the house after 7pm unaccompanied
i though i was protecting her.
the story - Pleasure was found tied on her bed suffocated with a pillow to death
after being gang defiled/raped around midday
what a pain and what a loss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
there is a deep pit in my stomach
but also my son was the first suspect and imprisoned
we buried Pleasure on Wednesday deep in our village in Kabale
we came back to Kampala Thursday
Friday i was able to secure police bond for my son
who had been the first one on the scene of crime.
he had left Pleasure about 30 minuted ago
only to find her unconcsious
He rushed called a neighbour who made an alarm and everybody came on the scene
evidence was tampered with
we are yet to find out/or rather police to do their role and investigate
we have put gospel armour in the hope that the rapist an murderer can be seen
my sons did not bury their aunt who had become their sister
pray for us!!!!!!!!
we only hope it has nothing to do with land, office, friends, love
but thugs as are common these days in Kampala
otherwise we are engulfed in fear but believe Jesus will be our protection
Since government has failed to protect us and our property
preoccupied with politics