‘I Was Left To Die.’

Stories of inhumanity every where. Some common place, some ridiculous and some very pathetic, like the one about young unmarried girls being left to die for embarking on the journey to ‘give life’ to another human being.


“Unmarried girls who got pregnant used to be seen as bringing shame to their families in parts of Uganda, so they were
taken to a tiny island
and left to die. The lucky ones were rescued, and one of them is still alive.
The BBC’s Patience
Atuhaire tracked her

Her Story- “When my family discovered that I was pregnant, they put me in a canoe and took me to Akampene [Punishment Island]. I stayed there without food or water for four nights,” says Mauda
Kyitaragabirwe, who was aged just 12 at the time.

“I remember being very hungry and cold. I was almost dying.”
On the fifth day a
fisherman came along
and said he would take her home with him.

“I was a bit sceptical. I
asked him whether he
was tricking me and
wanted to throw me into the water…”

READ Full content at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-39576510/

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