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Kakaire Kirunda

Kakaire is bureau chief for Uganda’s Monitor newspapers in Mbale, in the east of the country.

A radio and print reporter he specialises in humanitarian issues, most recently reporting on the divisive practice of female genital mutilation.

Kakaire is a regular contributor to KFM, Uganda’s ‘most-listened-to’ commercial radio station.

Journalism by Kakaire Kirunda

Is fear of violence fuelling AIDS in Uganda?


In Uganda concerns are growing that the fear of a violent reaction from famiy and friends to an HIV positive status may be leading to people avoiding the test, which could lead to an increase in HIV and AIDS infections.

Struggling to stop babies being born with HIV


In Uganda, late testing and patchy antenatal provision are putting more mothers and children at risk. 

Uganda strives for a generation free from HIV


Uganda's government wants to protect its teenagers from HIV, but it must first treat them as adults to give them the information they need.

Kakaire Kirunda