By our reporter
A woman in Nkinga B village, Nkinga parish in Mitooma Sub county Mitooma district is stranded with four children, three of them being albinos.
Maureen Atukwase mother of the four revealed to www.mknewslink.com that life has not been easy for them after the death of her husband Robert Twinomugisha who passed away two years back.
According to Atukwase, all her children study from Nkinga primary school, her first born Isaac who is black is joining P.6 and needs 80,000 for the school fees while the three albinos; Junior 9 years is also joining P.6, needs 80,000 then Gideon 7 years is joining P.3 and needs 40,000, lastly Barbara 5 years needs 30000 as she is going to P.1.
Atukwase a casual laborer said that the uncle who would have helped is terminally ill and the three aunts alive are financially weak.
She revealed that besides school fees, the albinos are faced with sickness especially during hot seasons, poor sight in classrooms, lack of clothes with head gears and the three have to share the same beddings.
She also showed concern over how her three children Gideon, Junior and Barbara are stigmatized by the community their live in especially when they are at school.
The former chairman for Mitooma district Benon Karyeija told www.mknewslink.com that there are other two albinos in Mitooma , One from Kirambi village Ijumo parish Mitooma Sub county and he operates a bodaboda then another girl of three years from Karoza village in Nyakishojwa Mitooma Sub county.
Karyeija asked for help from the public to these families noting that these people are vulnerable and they need extra care ,attention and above all affection.
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