Emmanuel Festo Rutema, 13, is among the victims of those who target albinos. The limbs of albinos fetch a high price in Tanzania. Some believe the body parts are more potent if the victims scream during amputation, according to a 2013 United Nations report.
Albinism - a congenital disorder affecting about one in 20,000 people worldwide who lack pigment in their skin, hair and eyes - is more common in sub-Saharan Africa and affects about one Tanzanian in 1,400. Superstition leads many to believe albino children are ghosts who bring bad luck.