Hello community members , hope your all doing well . well I am sharing with you a trying moment I went through , which was the 18th of November . There was an abrupt strike in kampala , uganda . I was in town trying to make ends meet as usual selling out my jewellery , everything changed as the opposition had claims that their leader was captured , guns were shot anyhow along with tear gas , most were running for their safety , I was among those who was running for safety , all I wanted was to reach my children because I leave them behind on their own while I look for food . In the process I came along a group of "people power" as they were chanting , with what was going on I did not realise anything about the way I was dressed , to my surprise someone pulled my yellow scarf and teared it right away , claiming that we are the supporters of NRM ( which is the government ) as I was still puzzled one pushed me so hard with his shoulder to the ground , I fail on my chest and I was so scared , imaging how a mere woman is treated with so much hate , just because of a mere color which symbolizes a party . I tried to explain with fear that I was not a supporter it was just a scarf , one rushed to kick me claiming that its we who are making the president stay , that we do not want change , claiming that they are ready to die with us ( the NRM supporters ) , one of a grown up old man saved me , by claiming that he knows me and I am a supporter of people power , that's how I was saved and I was warned to stop putting on yellow . I was coughing blood after two days , I went to the hospital I was prescribed medicine which I finished and went back because of the ongoing pain , I was sent for further investigation which I am trying to save up for , but the pain still exists especially when I deep breath , cough or sneeze I can not carry anything of weight . Just imagine what I went through , I am a refugee with a refugee status and I am not allowed to vote , but could I explain all that in the fix I was in ? I am kindly calling upon human rights to look into my situation , I have children who need me in a healthy state , I am the only family member available to my children , they are still young and fully need me by there side , imagine my baby is 1and a half year only , I keep on asking my self , supposing anything happened to me that day , or if I was among the dead ones ? Because a lot of people lost their lives , what would happen to my children ? My fellow women , you can all imagine what I am going through , I ask for your help to raise my voice for refugee protection , for the sake of my children welfare . Human rights I sincerely call for your office help , reach me the help while you can . Thank you , Amina Shaban .
This story was submitted in response to Human Rights for All.