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Byline: Eunice Rukundo
I always held the Ugandan men that go to work in Iraq as guards in high esteem especially because they would leave their loved ones behind and head for the unknown that promised better remuneration.
I however also silently pitied their families but always consoled myself that the partners left behind- wives and mothers- were by nature better equipped as the caretaker. It had never crossed my mind that there were mothers and wives that followed suit, heading to Iraq to tussle it out like the men. Until I got the opportunity to talk to one.
As I set myself for the meet up, I tried to conjure images of what she would be like and all aspects considered, I came up with a dark skinned tough looking person.
Asio in Iraq
The person I found in the woman guard turned out to be the exact opposite of what I had expected though, completely throwing me off guard. …