Albinos in Tanzania are always in fear of being hunted and sold in their own country due to fetish believe that their body parts can be used for money rituals.
Albinism is a hereditary genetic condition that causes a total absence of pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes.
In Tanzania, it is believed that albino body parts bring wealth and luck to people, and for that, they are being hunted down like animals.
According to Daily Mail, some wealthy people are willing to pay as much as $4000 (N1.4m) for a limb or about $75,000 (N22m) for a whole body.
Due to the increased belief of albinos being a source of luck and wealth, some body parts sellers even turned on their family members.
Even after death, some albinos are not safe from mutilation. It has been said that graves of dead albinos have been robbed, and record shows that sixteen graved have been robbed.
An albino man identified as Mwigulu Matonange revealed that his left arm was chopped off when he was just ten years old. He said he was attacked by two men, who fled into the jungle after they got what they wanted. As the date for the general election in Tanzania comes close, many albinos have gone into hiding. It is believed that the rate of albino mutilation and killings increases during the election period as politicians believe they can bring them good luck.