Albinism in Tanzania still a problem

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By Mpingo Amanzi

Mwananyamala, Dar es Salaam.

Mr. and Mrs. Muhna have more than 9 children, of which 6 are male and 3 are female. Their son Ally (15) is affected by albinism. He escaped attempted murder by his uncle who believed that killing a person with albinism will make him rich.

Ally’s father, Mr. Muhna confirms this claim. He said “My child faced a bad situation because he was living without security of killers who hunt to kill my son. Everyday he can not play with his other friends because of fear. People believe that when they kill an albino person, it causes them to accumulate wealth. All in all, people should know that working hard for money is only way to become rich and the killing of albino’s will not.”

Ally’s mother claims that the security of people with albinism in Tanzania is not good enough, due to…

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