Bavukahe used to be a playful thing, especially when Noel and Baseka were in the vicinity, but her happy life was torn apart in 2007 when gunmen murdered her parents Senkwekwe and Safari. Bavukahe was injured in the attack - she was shot in her upper thigh and she had difficulty walking for some weeks. Although she made a full physical recovery she is almost certainly profoundly damaged by the attack. She left the Rugendo Family in 2009 with Pili-Pili , a Silverback. Her sister Ndeze fared rather better after the attack. She was taken into care by the ICCN and brought up at the Senkwekwe Centre.