The Ugandan Russia embassy in a tweet dated 21st July 2021, congratulated Dr. Bosco Odonga who recently married his longtime Russian lover.
“We are happy to learn that Bosco Odonga who was once a child soldier from Uganda, got married in Russia. In 2004 he was rescued by a Russian volunteer and eventually came to live and study in our country, where he became a certified cardiologist. Congratulations!”
According to reports, Odonga was a recruited as child soldier by the Lord’s Resistance Army a rebel group that initially operated in Northern Uganda, South Sudan. However, in 2004 he was rescued by a Russian volunteer who took him to Russian, where he was raised and educated. Currently, Odonga is one of the top certified cardiologists in Russia.
As of now, a number victims who were affected by the LRA activities have been able to acquire education after being helped by the government, charitable organizations and individuals.