A Maritime lady, at the beginning from Congo, is desperately in search of information after her husband vanished over a month within the past. Begging for the serve of the federal authorities, she and her three young of us are experiencing yet one other heartache after already enduring so worthy.
“I’m no longer dozing, I’m no longer eating,” says Assinath Mohindu, who is worried sick for her husband after no longer listening to from him in over a month.
Mohindu’s husband, 34-year-inclined Etienne Basenge Namenye, hasn’t been heard from since December 5.
Namenye modified into on a outing to serve his unwell mother, who lives in a refugee camp in Uganda, a rustic in a enlighten of political unrest as presidential elections loom.
When Mohindu’s repeated attempts to attain her husband failed, she knew something modified into irascible and pressed Ugandan authorities for answers.
“Now I hang some info displaying that he modified into kidnapped from the hotel by someone unknown and brought to 1 other country,” says Mohindu. “The country he modified into taken in modified into Rwanda.”
The info is an advanced revelation for Mohindu’s household – which has already been through plenty.
In the starting place from Congo, Namenye and Mohindu lived in a refugee camp in Rwanda earlier than coming to Canada eight years within the past to dwell as everlasting residents.
In 2017, a devastating hearth destroyed their home in Dartmouth, leaving Namenye with extreme burns he suffered whereas helping his household secure away and continue to exist.
In 2019, the household moved to Saint John, where they’re presently dealing with this most authorized crisis.
A spokesperson with International Affairs Canada says the division is responsive to an particular particular person reported lacking in Uganda and is working with native authorities to resolve info. The spokesperson wouldn’t inform worthy else, citing privacy concerns.
Family friend Alphonse Mutangoma first bought to grasp Namenye and his household whereas they had been living in Halifax. In the starting place from Uganda, he has been making an try to serve secure info.
“It’s an advanced country,” says Mutangoma. “I am hoping that he’s chanced on alive, aloof living, because he has young young of us, and he has to serve grow these young of us.”
Meanwhile, essentially the most keen thing Namenye’s worried wife can conclude is wait and hope.
“For me, I cannot conclude anything else however quiz our authorities, please, can they attend,” says Mohindu.