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Rest in peace Juliana

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by BAK, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. BAK

    BAK JF-Expert Member

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    Baby shot dead, Besigye jailed as protests escalate in Uganda Saturday, 23 April 2011 10:02

    By Michael J. Ssali, The Citizen Correspondent

    Masaka. The unexpected finish to two-year-old Juliana Nalwanga’s life was sharp and brutal. Two of many bullets fired by security forces dispersing protestors in downtown Masaka town, on Thursday ripped through her head and chest.

    Part of her brain spilled on the forehead as blood streamed all over the body. Within minutes, the toddler, fondly called Gift, was kicking in the air, gasping for breath where acrid and suffocating teargas smell dominated. Moments before, she was a lively kid running in the family compound satisfied after breakfast.

    The mother, overcome by sorrow, looked on helplessly at the way state actors’ excessive use of force was snatching a precious life - and with it the family’s dreams. A rush by sympathisers to resuscitate the infant bore nothing.Quickly, they put her in a vehicle for emergency treatment at Masaka Hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.

    Baby Nalwanga becomes the fifth person allegedly killed by security forces since the opposition-led ‘Walk-to-Work’ demonstration over escalating food and fuel prices began on April 11. Yesterday, seven people were seriously injured in Masaka, two of them policemen. A total of 30 people were arrested.

    Police last night tried to explain away Nalwanga’s death, saying “stray bullets” hit her as security forces shot in the air to scare protestors who had barricaded all access routes to Masaka town.

    Asked how high the police fired the bullets since the baby killed was hardly a metre-tall, Mr Noah Sserunjogi, the Southern Region police spokesman, instead said: “We are still investigating.”
    The Police Professional Standards Unit (PSU), he said, had taken over the matter and the unit’s regional head, Mr Peter Wasswa, would lead the investigations.

    According to Mr Sserunjogi, opposition supporters, mainly from the crowded Nyendo/Ssenyange Division, used boulders, metallic pieces and torched logs as well as car tyres to obstruct traffic flow on the Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara highway and the town’s inter-connecting roads.
  2. Michelle

    Michelle JF-Expert Member

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    Rest in peace!
  3. MwanajamiiOne

    MwanajamiiOne Platinum Member

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    Oh my GOD .................. Such untimely and brutal death
    Rest in Peace Darling.....
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    MAKAH JF-Expert Member

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    i have a dream museveni will have a nice snug in hell after his ugly death!!
  5. Esperance

    Esperance JF-Expert Member

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    So sad. R.I.P. Wish to end all these hursh african leaders.
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    EMT JF-Expert Member

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    There was no one to save her. This just show the unforgotten children during war and in unrest like this. Red Cross volunteer Michael Ssengendo saved the life of a three-week-old baby last week. In this picture Ssengendo runs with a baby to a safe place during Monday’s walk-to-work protests in Kasangati, Uganda. He has been hailed for his extraordinary spirit. PHOTO BY PHILIPPA CROOME.


    The 30-year-old husband and father of twins has been a volunteer with the organisation for more than two decades – since he was nine years old. t was in the 80s and his family was torn apart by the war. His father was a journalist who had been consistently tortured, and eventually sought haven in the US. After he was separated from his mother, his aunt took him away to a nearby parish where they sought refuge.

    Ssengendo says his past suffering is what drove him to be a humanitarian – from the atrocities of the war up until today. Outside of his hours with the Red Cross, Ssengendo is still devoted to others. He is a community volunteer with Child Fund, the Gayaza Christian Caring Community and the chairman of Health for Buganda Youth. On Monday, his eight-year-old twins, a boy and a girl, were even caught up in the tear gas – while he was at Mulago with the baby he saved. His fellow Red Cross volunteers took care of them.
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    GJ Mwanakatwe JF-Expert Member

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    Is it? wonderful, he will never be east african federation president.
  8. Maria Roza

    Maria Roza JF-Expert Member

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    rip our malaika wetu
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    nyabina Member

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    Binadamu ni mwepesi wakusahau alipotoka,ila ni mwepesi wa kulia pale shida inapomfikia.Museveni amesahau alipotoka alipofikia amekuwa mfano wa Mfalme Nebkabneza.Iko siku yatamfika,hao watu wake watakuwa wa kwanza kumgeuka.
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    Afrika is crying every now and then...when will this chaos end MY God!! RIP mtoto wa Afrika..we lov u
  11. Lizzy

    Lizzy JF-Expert Member

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    RIP lil angel!Inasikitisha kweli!
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    Rutashubanyuma JF-Expert Member

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    Hivi damu yetu kule Uganda wakati wa Amini......looks like it was in vain .......................
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    pole sana waganda maana bila nyie kagera ingekuwa kama Lindi