We look so alike, we confuse teachers

By Victoria Nampala

Their mother Nalongo Ssenyonjo says she cannot tell the boys apart

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Wasswa Jonathan Ssenyonjo and Kato Jeremiah Ssenyonjo are 11 years old and are in primary six at Excel Primary School, Kawala.

They are identical twins who cannot be differentiated by many people even at school, including their mother.

At school, they are in the same class but different streams, which makes it a little easy for school administrators and teachers to tell them apart on some occasions.

Kato says that whenever one of them is caught in the wrong, each of them denies being culpable and this leaves teachers confused as to who to punish.

Their mother Nalongo Ssenyonjo says she cannot tell the boys apart unless they wake up and put on different shirts.

he twins with their mother alongo senyonjo hoto by ictoria ampalaThe twins with their mother Nalongo Ssenyonjo. Photo by Victoria Nampala


“Their voices are the same except that I can differentiate them when they are doing something. Wasswa is right-handed while Kato is left-handed,” she said.

The twins spend most of their time after homework and house chores watching television and animated films but they are also social, cooperative and above all, respectful.

When Kato gets a problem, Wasswa first calls for help and then runs home to report the matter to their mother all the time.

“During last year’s twin’s festival, we made new friends who still contact us on mum’s phone and we love them so much” says Kato.

Unlike twins who want or share the same profession in the future, Kato wants to be a civil engineer while Wasswa a medical doctor.