Families of the Missing release advocacy song “Anino Ku”

Lyrics (Translated from Acholi): Kony abducted my child Kony abducted my only child Kony abducted my beloved child I don’t sleep because of the pain of losing my son, my daughter, my sister, my brother and my spouse I leave my door open at night hoping that my loved ones will one day walk through back into my arms Who will give me answers? Who will tell me where my loved ones are? Who can give me information about their fate?

Lyrics (Translated from Acholi):
Kony abducted my child
Kony abducted my only child
Kony abducted my beloved child
I don’t sleep because of the pain of losing my son, my daughter, my sister, my brother and my spouse
I leave my door open at night hoping that my loved ones will one day walk through back into my arms
Who will give me answers?
Who will tell me where my loved ones are?
Who can give me information about their fate?

The Justice and Reconciliation Project is pleased to announce the release of Anino Ku, a song performed by the Families of the Missing group in Pece, Gulu and renowned Acholi artist John Oweka.

Anino Ku, which means “I don’t sleep” in Acholi, speaks to the challenges families of persons missing as a result of conflict face in northern Uganda. The Families of the Missing group was formed with the support of JRP in 2013 to rally support for the cause and has conducted community outreaches across Acholi sub-region in the past year to draw attention to the issue.

Anino Ku is released as part of JRP’s Right to Know campaign, which seeks to create awareness about missing persons in northern Uganda. Read more about the campaign here

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