Community Warned Against Reopening Healed Wounds of ADF Abductees

The Kasese Diocesan Vicar General, Msgr. Landaus Bwambale. PHOTO/COURTESY

Kasese District | The Black Examiner – The Kasese Diocesan Vicar General, Msgr. Landaus Bwambale, has cautioned the local community against reopening the healed wounds of ADF abductees and returnees. Instead, he urged them to create a supportive environment for these individuals.

In an interview shortly after commemorating the 26th ADF attack at St. John the Evangelist Minor Seminary yesterday, Msgr. Landaus explained that his conversations with the returnees and abductees have revealed their distress due to public accusations and judgments based on their past experiences in the bush.

He emphasized the need for the community to provide these individuals with special care and treatment, rather than subjecting them to stigmatization for the atrocities they endured involuntarily.

Jorojena Kabugho, a resident of Kizungu cell in Kasese Municipality and one of the returnees, shared her heartbreaking story. She recounted the untold challenges they faced in the bush, including eating grass, lack of proper medical care, and forced marriages, among other hardships. Ms. Kabugho expressed…

Samuel Muhindo, another returnee, disclosed that the scars on his body have made his life miserable due to the constant itching.

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