This article, “Joseph Kony On The Move As Manhunt Steps Up, UN Envoy Says” by Louis Charbonneau reports about Kony, who kidnapped tens of thousands of children for nearly three decades! He has not been captured yet and wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes. In order to capture Kony, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and the Central African Republic are preparing join the African Union guerrilla coalition. Also, UN is getting involved in capturing Kony. Because of this, Kony is getting nervous. As a result, Kony is currently moving everyday with his troops, which is totally different from the past, where he stayed in once place for one or two months. The article also talks about the influence that the Kony campaign(video) made to the world. Because of this campaign, it raised the awareness of actions that Kony is currently doing in Uganda.
It has been nearly three decades since he kidnapped children and use them as sex slaves. Kony is a father of more than 50 children with many wives. However, he used the other children to use them as a sex slaves for his army and himself. I’m guessing that Kony’s children are still young, just like the other children who were kidnapped by Kony. I mean, how can he do this to such a young, innocent children as a father of more than 50 children of his own? Isn’t he embarrassed to his children and wives? What is Kony thinking right now? Because the world focuses on his actions, I think Kony is thinking that he has a great power to overthrown the Uganda and take control of the world. However, because of his silly and evil actions, a lot of children are innocently being killed, used as sex slaves and forced to serve as a soldier in Lord’s Resistance Army. All of these children, who were kidnapped by Kony, could have lived a happy life with their family. However, Kony broke the happiness and separated the children from their parents miserably. Kony is just unpredictable. I wonder what will he do next, since so many countries and organizations are getting involved to catch him. Will he neglect about all the actions that he did and surrender?
This article made me to think about a situation, “What if my sister gets kidnapped by Kony?” This article made me to shiver, thinking about my sister. Like the children who were kidnapped by Kony, my sister is young. If my sister gets kidnapped, I probably wouldn’t go to school, I mean, I can’t go to school. How can I go to school, socialize with my friends, and normally study when my sister is missing? My parents and I will probably do everything we can to find my sister. Unless my sister is really lucky to escape from Kony, we will never be able to find my sister. These days, because I was so busy with my school work, I ignored my sister quite a lot. However, I realized that I should take a good care of my sister and always look after her so that something miserable like this won’t happen.