Written by Francis Ssuubi
The Kony war,is seeming to have ended in northern Uganda but the scars still remain.One of the new children we have is Gilbert 5 years, whose father is one of the former warlords, who was granted amnesty by the government but is in prison on different charges not related to his participation in the massive killings in northern Uganda.
Pamela 28 ,Gilbert’s mother was abducted when she was 13 years,at that time Kony and his men would raid a village and take all the young girls(9-15years) that they would come across in the huts or in schools. They choose the young ones because they were easy to indoctrinate and would not remember their way back home.
The girls would walk long distance to unkown places in the bush away from their homes into South Sudan or DR Congo .When they would get to the bush, they would be aligned with blouses removed,breasts exposed and the warlords would pick wives from the captives. Each commander would select 20 girls and would take them away to a secret place, and would have sexual intercourse with each of them. This was the second step of the wife selection process, from the 20 he would then choose the ones he thinks have sexually appeased him. And the rest would either be given a gun to fight or would be killed. A majority were never allowed to live.