(NEWSOK) — Jenifer Atim refused to watch “Kony 2012.” She could not watch a film about what she already knows, rather, experienced.
At 19, Atim is already a mother of four. Rebels belonging to Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) fathered her children while she was in captivity.
When she was abducted from her village of Lakwana in Omoro County, northern Uganda, with eight other girls, 12 boys and six adult men, she witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of the rebels. She was 9 years old. The rebels were just as old as she was — very young. But they were armed and brutal.
She recalls how they chopped her mother into pieces and ordered her to pack the dismembered body into a sisal sack. That was in 2003.