Anino Ku (I Don’t Sleep) by the Families of the Missing with John Oweka

Anino Ku (I don’t sleep)

(Acholi)

John Oweka:

In Acholiland I thought there was no more mourning

But mourning still exists

In the villages I thought there was no more mourning

But mourning still exists

In our country I thought there was no more mourning

But mourning still exists

Many mothers complain that they don’t sleep at night

That is why I ask them: “What makes you not to sleep?”

 

Chorus:

I don’t sleep, I don’t sleep

This Kony problem makes me not sleep x2

 

Families of the Missing:

Kony abducted my child

Kony abducted my only child

Kony abducted my beloved child

 (Chorus)

 Kony abducted my doctor (Opici)

I cry and mourn every day

Kony abducted my farmer

Kony abducted my daughter (Alany)

Kony abducted my beloved ones (Opici)

(Chorus)

Spoken (English):

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

They disappeared during the decades of armed conflict in northern Uganda

Day and night I’m waiting, searching for answers

Who will give me answers?

Who will tell me where my loved ones are?

Who can give me information about their fate?

Government of Uganda, international organisations, NGOs, cultural and religious leaders

Wake up!

Listen to our cry, join us

The families of the missing

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