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Left school to fend for siblings

By Vision Reporter

Added 10th June 2011 03:00 AM

JOACHIM Nduggwa, 15, Sam Senkiima, 13 and Emmanuel Mukiibi Serunjogi, 10, were picked from the Nansana stage in Kampala and taken to the Central Police Station (CPS).

JOACHIM Nduggwa, 15, Sam Senkiima, 13 and Emmanuel Mukiibi Serunjogi, 10, were picked from the Nansana stage in Kampala and taken to the Central Police Station (CPS).

By Gladys Kalibbala

JOACHIM Nduggwa, 15, Sam Senkiima, 13 and Emmanuel Mukiibi Serunjogi, 10, were picked from the Nansana stage in Kampala and taken to the Central Police Station (CPS).

The trio told the Police that their parents, Maxencia Namuyumbi and Joseph Settuba, had passed away. After their death, the children dropped out of school to earn a living. They were residents of Betelemu, Nabigasa sub-county, Rakai district.

The boys were pupils at Betelemu Primary School and their head teacher was Anthony Magembe. The chairman of their village is Lawrence Kalanzi.

Nduggwa informed the Police that he dropped out of school because he needed to work to support his siblings. After a short spell at a building site, Nduggwa came to Kampala to look for his cousin, Maria Nassali. However, he failed to get in touch with Nassali, whom he says lives in Nansana.

Nyakaisiki drops out of school after father’s death
Brenda Nyakaisiki dropped out of school last year after the death of her father, Stephen Byaruhanga, of Kiryamubwiga, Fort Portal. The 14-year-old was in P.7.

In an attempt to get help from a relative, Nyakaisiki set off for Kampala. However, she did not get to her destination.

A Good Samaritan took her to CPS in Kampala. Her mother, Beatrice Ngonzi, is a resident of Kiryamubwiga in Fort Portal.

7-year-old failed to perform
Patricia Nakitanda is stranded at the Wandegeya Police Station after her employer sent her away.

The seven-year-old told the Police that she was a P.3 pupil in Kitovu Primary School on Mityana Road.

She said her uncle took her to someone to employ her as a house maid but after two days, Nakitanda was relieved of her duties due to incompetence.

Madam Jessica was Nakitanda’s teacher at Kitovu Primary School.

Jennifer Nakyambadde of Kikonge village on Mityana Road is her mother. Her father passed away years back.

3-year old abandoned at Kivulu
A three-year-old boy is stuck at the Wandegeya Police Station. Baya was found in Makerere Kivulu. He says his mother is Maama Aisha.

Lubega is tired of the street
John Mary Lubega, 12, recently reported to the Wandegeya Police Station and asked the officers to assist him find someone to sponsor his education.

He said he had been collecting mineral water bottles and vending them for food.

The 12-year-old wants to go back to school. He says he left home in Busabala, a city suburb, because his step-mother mistreated him.

According to Lubega, his father, John Kasozi, a truck driver, always travelled long journeys and his step-mother took advantage of his absence to mistreat the boy.

Abbas slept at Old Taxi Park
Abbas Joseph, 3, is at the Old Kampala Police Station after Good Samaritans picked him from the New Taxi Park in Kampala. Abbas said he spent Tuesday at the park after his mother abandoned him there.

“She handed me a bag containing my clothes and told me to wait for her. However, she did not return,” he told the Police.

Koboko girl wants to return
Esther Adolu, 12, is stranded at the Old Kampala Police Station after her employer dismissed her.

She told the Police she was a P.4 pupil at Apa Primary School, Koboko, but dropped out due to lack of school fees. Aunt Bate of Papija village in Koboko took her to her parents, Awule and Aisha Tazi of Nakivubo village, Kayunga town. Because they could not pay her fees, they gave her to someone who wanted a house maid. However, Adolu did not impress her employer and was dismissed after two days.

Left school to fend for siblings

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