Since ABC News' interview with Prime Minister Pinda last year, seven more people with albinism have been killed, including a 7-year-old girl who was kidnapped from her grandmother at gunpoint. Her headless body was found the next day, also missing a hand -- a hallmark of an occult murder. Earlier this year, five albinos were attacked within just a two-month period.
The threat to albinos is spreading throughout the continent. In neighboring Burundi, at least 14 persons with albinism have been killed since last year, and a 2-year-old boy, in Ghana, was terrorized in a botched kidnapping plot. Just last week, a Kenyan man was caught by police in an undercover sting trying to sell an albino man for the equivalent of $260,000. He pleaded guilty to human trafficking. Also last week in Swaziland, an 11-year-old girl with albinism in was found beheaded and missing one of her arms. A similar attack took place only months earlier in the tiny country.
While the government and international community work to bring the murders to justice, Staford lives with daily reminders of the pain of her attack. Even the simplest tasks are now impossible for Staford, and she can no longer take care of her son.
"Sometimes I cry, because it's the same thing over and over again. ...Waking up, sitting on the bench and when I'm tired of sitting, I go and sleep," Staford said. "I miss feeling the love of my child, because I can't even carry or hug him anymore."
ABC News' Traci Hunte contributed to this report.