The tragedy of unsafe abortions in Uganda #IntlMHDay
- Category: News & Media
- Published on 09 April 2016
Fateful memories of the day December 3rd, 2015 do not torment the parents and friends of the late Irene Kyakunda until they realize she died as a result of an unsafe abortion at the age of 19.
Irene’s body who was just a first-year public administration student at Kampala International University at the time of her death, was discovered on Tuesday, November 1st in the swamps adjacent to Nakimese Zone in Wakiso District. Her body was tied with ropes, her dress was torn to shreds and there was blood on her legs – indicators of rape and murder. The post mortem report almost a month later, revealed that she died after procuring backstreet abortion-- the second time.