August 20th 2018 was an infamous day for several Ugandan journalists. Caught in the thick of the “Free Bobi Wine” protests in the Ugandan capital Kampala; few would have imagined or predicted the mauling that was to befall them later as they went about their journalistic grind. The day started off, placid, barring the ominous clouds that hovered over the Kampala city horizon. Not many people however would tell that the ominous clouds were warning signs of imminent protests and a subsequent Police and Army crackdown on protesters and Journalists. While trying to pacify some tense parts of the city,…
 Wearing tattered clothes, 11 year old Daniel Madibo, 14 year old Fred Kamba and 12 year old Kassim Njalira trod quietly on the busy Jinja- Kampala highway. The trio (street kids from Iganga) had moved by foot for days and pitched camp for a day at Nakibizi in Jinja. The next day they continued their journey to Kampala which in their reckoning would be a better place to beg. The piping hot afternoon sunshine did not seem to faze them as they moved. Madibo, Kamba and Njalira looked drained of energy but they kept wending their way. They anticipated being…