Missing Mukono Girl Found After Observer Story

A girl who went missing on September 11, 2014 from Kiwanga village in Mukono district has been found. The 26-year-old Proscovia Babirye was found in Kawanda, along Bombo road, on Friday, November 14, 2014.

Babirye’s mother, Margaret Nakayiwa Ssebuliba, told The Observer that a one Mwebe went to Kiwanga village with copies of the story published in The Observer and an announcement run in Bukedde. He went to the LC-I chairperson, who recognised the photos and took him to the girl’s home.

“The following morning, we went there to pick her. She had refused to enter the car but people helped the driver and forced her to enter. When she saw me, she was very happy,” narrates Nakayiwa.

“Residents told us that she was sleeping under someone’s veranda where she was given jackets and blankets which she used to cover herself. In the mornings, she could go and ask for money from people so that she could buy what to eat.”

Kawanda residents say Babirye, who has a twin sister Pauline Nakato, could tell them her name but could not recall the name of her village.

“I want to thank The Observer and all the people who have put in all the effort to search for my daughter ever since it happened,” she said. Nakayiwa is considering taking her to the hospital for comprehensive medical check-up.

Source : The Observer

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