Harriet Korodina 28 years and her two daughters Kemirembe Bertina 9 years and one identified as Happy 2 years were found in Barifa forest by a Good Samaritan after they were trying to look for the road from Arua to Kampala and brought to Arua CPS.
The Child and Family
Protection Unit of Police in Arua is stuck with a Rwandese Woman and her two
daughters after they were abandoned by her Tanzanian husband in Arua.
Harriet Korodina 28 years
and her two daughters Kemirembe Bertina 9 years and one identified as Happy 2
years were found in Barifa forest by a Good Samaritan after they were trying to
look for the road from Arua to Kampala and brought to Arua CPS.
Korodina, who only speaks
Kinyarwanda and some Luganda told the police that her husband identified as
Jackson Jambiyer, 30 years of age, is a Tanzanian national who picked them from Mutukula
where they lived in April this year and told them to move to Arua where they
could find a better living.
She said on reaching
Arua, Jackson took them to a house in the outskirts of Arua where he paid rent
for a month and started making and selling ‘Mandazi’ for one month but suddenly
disappeared from the home and is nowhere to be seen to date.
According to Korodina,
the little food they had got finished and with her two children have been
relying on food handouts from the neighbours until it became difficult to get
further assistance forcing her to collect her belongings and children and start
to look for the road to Kampala.
She added that her
husband disappeared and could not be traced since he has no mobile phone.
Speaking to URN today,
Jimmy Anguyo the Child and Family Protection Unit head at Arua CPS said they are
now stuck with the Woman and her two children and he has been forced to feed
them on his own account for the last two days.
He says they are now
appealing to people of goodwill to come to their aid and support the woman and
her two children as police finds ways to relocate them back to Mutukula.
// Cue in; She was found in Barifa...Cue out; would either be contacted.…. //
According to statistics
from the police in Arua, they receive at least a case of child or family abandonment
by men on daily basis.
Anguyo has condemned the practice and appealed to men and
parents against running away from responsibilities even if life gets hard but
rather to share their challenges with neighbours and friends for assistance.