Busia radio presenter working with her baby warms hearts

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A 27-year-old radio host in Uganda’s Busia district has touched many hearts on social media, after her story about “being forced to work with her baby,” went viral.

Catherine Ooko is a journalist working for Emuria Fm located in the border town of Busia. The radio host shared pictures of herself in the studio with her three-month-old baby on her lap, which quickly went viral on social media.

Ooko hosts the breakfast show on the radio station which runs from 6AM to 10AM. She also does a weekend show which is from 4PM to 7PM on Sundays.

It has been reported that Ooko is being forced to work with her child because of financial hardships and having failed to secure leave from her employers.

The idea of the young woman hitting the airwaves while having to cater for the toddler at the same time, had many baffled on social media.

Many commentators expressed sympathy with Ooko, while others called for reforms that cater for such women at work places.