The once healthy, bubbly boy began to lose his strength.
About 5 years ago Paul Kayonga’s wife, apparently tired, packed her bags and left. He now cares for his 3 sons on his own.
According to doctors, Paul’s former wife carries the gene and any other male child she might have will most likely have the same condition.It’s a X-recessive gene, that’s how we describe it.
So these conditions are seen in boys. Because the boys have one X. The one abnormal X definitely shows that you are going to have that presenting condition.
But you have one abnormal X, and one normal X, it won’t be seen. Which is girls have 2 X’s and boys have 1 X and 1 Y.
Credits: Josephine Karungi, NTV News Uganda