When you get robbed- part 1

There’s nothing that prepares you for home robbery. Burglars don’t stick a “So, You’re About to Be a Home Invasion Victim” pamphlet in your gate a few days before they come to your house.

Burglary is a scenario you don’t think about because until it happens to you, it’s something that only happens to other people. The experience, as most victims will tell you, is one that leaves you traumatised and very violated.

I was lucky to grow up in a house that was never robbed. Locking doors at night was not mandatory. I grew up in a homestead where boys didn’t use catapults like neighborhood kids but pellet guns to shoot at birds. What a feast we would have afterwards? Doves were a real treat. The storeroom door still bears testimony to the many days of target shooting; to this day it is still decorated with a thousand bullet holes.

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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