Monday, June 18, 2012


I keep on asking myself is it ignorance?why should somebody raise a hand and kill an innocent person,in mind having stupid beliefs that their body parts are very worthy, the so called business of selling Albino body parts is rapidly increasing secretly...we all thought this ended but secretly its rapidly increasing around Tanzania,Burundi,Namibia and several places in Africa.
The recent discovery of a badly mutilated body of a person with albinism (PWA) at Nambala Village in Kikwe Ward, Arumeru District, has created fear and dismay among the community in Arusha Region.
The body, which was discovered on 26th May 2012 by children was badly mutilated and left without clothes on, on a stone in the middle river Nambala.
Narrating the sad story, Jeremiah Thomas Ayo (59) who is the Mbughuni Ward Educational Officer and lives near the scene of the crime, says it was a strong smell, which raised the alarm that there was something wrong somewhere. “There was this pungent smell similar to that of a dead animal for about five to seven days before the body was discovered. At first I thought it was a dog or one of my animals,” says Ayo.
On 26th May before going to work he instructed his children and a worker that they should not rest until they found where the smell that made them uncomfortable originated.
The shocked children called him on the phone to inform him that they had found a body in the nearby spring river of Nambala.
Ayo went to the scene where he saw the naked mutilated body of a man aged between 25 and 30 with many of his organs missing. "There were no ears, the skin on his face had been peeled off, his hair shaved; arms hacked off, the tongue and the front part of his neck had been removed.
“Large parts of his bottoms and genitals had been chopped off. His trousers were pulled down to his ankles. The body was placed on a stone face down." Ayo narrated to the shocked UTSS staff, the Arumeru, District Commissioner, one Nyerembe, Police Officer and the Tanzania Albino Society (TAS) members who visited the scene of the crime.
Now look at this told story,this killers are like animals,there evil they didnt even have the courtesy of covering the body...this is insane...
 the image beside shows body parts of albinos that were used in witch craft..
things that this witchdoctors chop from the body are nose,hands,legs,tongue,ears,bottom parts and even sexual organs.
you can imagine how much our brothers and sisters suffer..this is evil and sad.

JUNE 7:this was posted on Africa review website:
Burundi police  arrested three persons accused of involvement in the killing of a 15-year-old albino girl on May 6 at Kabezi, some 20 km south of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, the national police spokesman told Xinhua on Wednesday.
"Thanks to the good collaboration with the population, police arrested the three suspects yesterday (Tuesday) at Ruziba in Kabezi's neighboring commune of Kanyosha," said police spokesman Elie Bizindavyi.
According to Bizindavyi, taking the three suspects to police custody "was not easy" because furious residents at Ruziba wanted to kill them. "The police managed however managed to put them in custody," said the police spokesman, who praised "justice officials and police agents [who] did a great job."
The Burundi-based Association of Albinos Without Frontiers (ASF) said that the murdered albino girl was the 18th albino killed since the hunt against albinos a couple of years ago. Body parts of albinos are reportedly used for witchcraft purposes.
This are recently crime scenes,i smell the rise of  albino killings,i thought the killings had was a hunch and a very wrong one..

International Help
There is a UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, (“the Trafficking in Persons Protocol”) signed in the year 2000.10 This is the Protocol that comes close to covering trafficking in human organs.

Article 3 (a) of the protocol defines Trafficking in Persons as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.

Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.

In essence the protocol prevents human trafficking in the event that the victim is alive and the purpose of movement of that victim is to remove body parts. The protocol does not cover the issue of movement of body parts that have been removed without any of the coercive elements above.11 It is this gap in this international protocol that calls for stronger responses to muti from governments at the national level.
I think its high time we hold hands ,like the picture indicates above...lets help our brothers and sisters..lets report the crime and stop the killing.
"It is our responsibility as Tanzanians to ensure that we make the country a safe place for all of us. It is very easy to control the killings and protect our brothers and sisters with albinism if we all put our mind to it.
Article by Issah from the Guardian,African Review and under the same sun.



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