Kanyamunyu chooses to face Acholi Justice

“Matthew Kanyamunyu requested court to halt his murder trial to allow time to complete the traditional justice process and added that he will seek the Judiciary’s Plea Bargain mechanism that provides for a lenient sentence upon confession of guilt… Kanyamunyu wants court to allow him first complete the Acholi traditional reconciliation mechanism locally known as… Continue reading Kanyamunyu chooses to face Acholi Justice

Stop that offensive label “single mother”

When I paid attention to it, I realised that I really don't like that concept "SINGLE MOTHER." The more I thought of it the more I realised that its usage and application in Uganda is mostly from a moralistic attitude; and which attitude frames mothers who are seemingly and overtly parenting their children on their… Continue reading Stop that offensive label “single mother”

Iteso naming rituals are disappearing

People have studied – have gone to school – have attained formal global-western education, and are in their work places there. When a child is born, it is no longer the case that the father of the child will even bother to ask the elders that: "a child has been borne what name should it… Continue reading Iteso naming rituals are disappearing

Iteso names are vanishing

In the past, it would be like, today a woman in the other home has delivered a baby and we would all go for etal (a custom – in this case,  ceremonies to celebrate the birth of a new child). Part of the naming ceremony was that when a name is given, the mother gives… Continue reading Iteso names are vanishing

PHD, a Dangerous Disease Afflicting Africans

Akosah-Sarpong, simply and aptly described PHD – ‘pull her down’ or ‘pull him down’ syndrome - as a moral disorder which makes people see things in negative realms. Chihota, expounds further and asserts that the syndrome is particularly wide spread among Africans, to the extent that some consider it the most dangerous disease afflicting Africans,… Continue reading PHD, a Dangerous Disease Afflicting Africans