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Man Abandons Children After Failing To Pay Rent

According to Okumu, the minor’s father rented his room at Shillings 70,000 but has not paid rent since May to up to date. He says that he has made severally made phone calls to Mulwani’s father in Mayuge district to come and pick the children in vain.

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A father in Busia district has abandoned his two children in a rented house after failing to pay rent amounting to Shillings 490,000 for the last seven months. 

George Mulwani, 34, abandoned his children aged 6 and 8 years in the house of David Okumu, a resident of Mawero East B village in Eastern division of Busia Municipality in October this year.  Okumu says that he is stranded with the minors in his business house for the last one month. 

He says that the minors are now surviving on the neighbor’s mercy.  According to Okumu, the minor’s father rented his room at Shillings 70,000 but has not paid rent since May to up to date. He says that he has made severally made phone calls to Mulwani’s father in Mayuge district to come and pick the children in vain.   

Luganda audio:         

//Cue in : “Nagende okuyitta yo…                                   

Cue out:….basula booka munyumba,”//

Faith Sekita, a member of the Mawero East B village local council has appealed to relevant authorities to help and take care of the minors.

Luganda audio:   

//Cue in: “Nangamba kale nessoka….      

                                    

Cue out:…tewali kyenalabako”//  

Mulwani’s father, Fred Sande, a resident in Mayuge district, says that he is not ready to live with his grandchildren because their father stole his motorcycle early this year, beat him, and threatened to kill him before fleeing to Busia district.  

Lusoga audio:     

//Cue in: “Apetayiti njizira erra…                                            

Cue out:…dhakwidha koba obudhulizi”//      

Paul Ouma, an officer from the Child protection coalition- CPC, a non-governmental organization, says that they have opened up a case of child negligence at Busia central police station against Mulwani. 

He says that they have in the meantime handed over the minors to one of the village committee members as the source for funds to support them.

   

English audio:      

//Cue in: “There’s a man called…           

Cue out:…are not ready”//

Efforts to contact George Mulwani through the phone number availed by the landlord were futile. The lady who picked the number said it was the wrong number.