Nandwa and little Lila beheaded.

Change lady
Posted September 21, 2018

Where is peace,security and hope? I will live to recall Nandwa and the beautiful Lila.

Years ago I came across Nandwa by then a primary school girl. She was very beautiful through born of a single poor parent. Her secondary education was made possible through helping hands from community well wishers. She passed well and joined a college as a teacher student. During her college she met a handsome man who proposed to marry her. Little did we know that one day this will be a sad ordeal. Nandwa accepted to get married traditionally.

After her graduation she gave birth to a baby boy. Life seemed to be good. She progressed well, built a good house started farming and finally started a big business. Unfortunately her husband lost his job and came back home. By that time Nandwa was pregnant and she gave birth to a beautiful girl Lila. Lila resembled her mother very much. She grew up and joined primary school.  At age 12 her parents began having differences. 

Since Nandwa was working, she decided to look for a transfer to another location. The difference deepened and Nandwa left with her daughter and left the son will the father at home. 

She had hardly settled in her new house in her new working station when the sad news paved in all radio stations anouncing about a Mother and daughter beheaded inside their three bedroom house.

Where is security? Why was Lila beheaded at that age, Nandwa thought she was providing security to Lila. Whom should we ask???

This story was submitted in response to The Future of Security is Women .

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Jill Langhus
Sep 22, 2018
Sep 22, 2018

Hi there,

Welcome to World Pulse:-) Thanks for sharing your story about poor Nandwa and Lila. Did her husband really do it? Was he ever imprisoned for this heinous crime?

Looking forward to seeing more stories from you and finding out about your mission and work.

Tarke Edith
Sep 23, 2018
Sep 23, 2018

Hello sister
What a sad story to hear about Nandwa and her daughter well sister we will not relent our elfort of letting the outhuority in place to hear our voices thanks for sharing

Beth Lacey
Dec 18, 2018
Dec 18, 2018

Such a sad story and unfortunately there are too many like this in the world. We should continue to raise our voices in protest of this horrible situation.