Via New Vision: Men defiling nodding disease girls. Excerpt:
Several victims of the nodding head syndrome have been made pregnant in Kitgum district.
Four of the girls have already given birth, while four more are due. This has raised concern among parents, doctors and local leaders about the lives of the minors, who have to deal with the debilitating disease and burden of being child mothers.
Luka Nyeko, the Kitgum district chairperson, warns men who take advantage of the minors when they are left alone at home or when in a state of fits.
“It becomes difficult for the young girls to defend themselves. They cannot recall and report to their parents. It is only discovered months later that they are pregnant,” Nyeko says.