Early motherhood.Teenage pregnancy in Uganda stands at 25 per cent. Sumaiah Najjumba, now a grandmother at 27, is part of that statistic, having conceived at 12, narrates Roland D. Nasasira.
When I meet Sumaiah Najjumba at her home in Kapisa Village, Mazimasa Sub-county in Butaleja District, she is washing a saucepan to prepare meals for her family. She has just finished breastfeeding her daughter, who is just three weeks old. It is a humble homestead, composed of a number of grass-thatched houses; with chicken, ducks, goats, naked and half naked children loitering around.