A couple of weeks ago there was an incident in Kisangani transit Camp whereby Mama SIFA and her staff tried to feed Rwandan refugees sardines out of containers that had been opened for Lord knows how long. Fearing for their lives the refugees refused to eat the sardines preferring to go without food instead. When this incident was made public, Mama Sifa told some UN officials that she had people open those cans to prevent her own staff members from stealing the sardines, pretending to ignore the health hazard that would have ensued, had some of the refugees eaten those sardines.
And yes, Congolese staffers do steal the food as evidenced by our previous report where some of them were photographed loading an ambulance with food supplies destined for the refugees.
As usual Mama Sifa was not pleased with the decision by the refugees to call the attention of officials on what appeared to be an attempt to poison them, and now she has turned her fury on the hundreds of little children in the Camp whose energy rich drink known in Kinyarwanda as” igikoma” is being served sporadically, and on different hours or withheld just for the heck of it.
She has also stopped coming to the camp during her regular work hours, to point where on multiple occasion this past week, refugees went to sleep without food while there is a stock full of food. It is a shame that the UN and the Congolese government keep tormenting these refugees as if history is going to forget that they existed, and they were made to pay heavy price for believing in peace.