His mother died in 1998 leaving Badatu and his three siblings with their father. In 2003 his father made a trip to Mwanza where he died. Badatu has 9 brothers and three sisters. The social officer thought that it would be a great idea for Badatu and the three brothers to be looked after at Bethany because they were the youngest. The Bethany family was approached and so they went to investigate and brought them to Bethany. He is happy living at Bethany and gets along well with the other members of the Bethany family.