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Miss Uganda UK steps up fight against child sacrifice

By Samuel Lutwama

Added 28th June 2016 11:18 PM

She believes that if Ugandans work together as a team, the vice can be stemmed out

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Natasha Mutebi interacts with pupils of Kide Primary School in Kasangati. Photo by Samuel Lutwama

She believes that if Ugandans work together as a team, the vice can be stemmed out

The reigning Miss Uganda UK beauty queen; Natasha Mutebi is not fazed by her title; instead she is using it fight for the rights of children through highlighting the plight of child sacrifice in Uganda.

Natasha a Bio-Medical Science student at Queen Mary University in London was set for a tough curve in life but through self-improving books on speech and self she excel at Taibah International School and sat for Cambridge International Exams which she passed with AAAA in Chemistry, English, Biology History, Literature and B in Geography and Mathematics.

From Uganda, she embarked on her science course in London. Her predecessor Gladys Kyotungire during her tenure used her childhood experience of surviving child sacrifice to champion awareness.

Mutebi’s self-belief influenced her open-minded heart towards others.

“I may not have a child now, but I believe that every child is your child and is the theme of our campaign,” she said. 

She believes that if Ugandans work together as a team, the vice can be stemmed out.

“It takes a collective responsibility to fight and win a war against social evils and I want to use my position to do my part,” she added.

utebi with yotungire at ld ampala rimary chool hoto by am utwama Mutebi with Kyotungire at Old Kampala Primary School. Photo by Sam Lutwama

 

When she won the beauty pageant in 2015, she decided to use her position to focus on the dangers of child sacrifice that mostly affects children between 5- 18.

Mutebi partnered with Kyotungire to launch the campaign at Kide Nursery and Boarding Primary School in Kasangati, Wakiso District where they lectured the children about the vice while pointing out the precautionary measures to arm themselves with.  

The headmistress of Old Kampala Primary School, Josephine Nakibuka gave thanks to the pair while acknowledging that their intervention comes as a blessing at a time when many children have been sacrificed in traditional rituals in pursuit of financial and material gains.

Nakibuka pointed out the example of an 18 year old man in Busia who sacrificed his young brother with the promise of financial gain.

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