KAMPALA, UGANDA: The Territorial Police in Kampala Metropolitan North and Nansana Division raided a home that was harbouring 131 persons, under the guise of training and inducting them for the labour market in the Middle East.
Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga identified the two suspects as Namubiru Rashida, a trainer and Ramathan Hakim arrested over the alleged trafficking of persons and on accusations of operating a home that was not registered or licenced to operate.
According to Enanga, facts gathered indicate that one Musa Suna, without registering his World Gate Training centre, was conducting training for 131 persons recruited by different agents and gathered them in a home in Nansana.
“The training was basically in catering and cleaning houses, for the job market in the Middle East. The victims had spent several months on training, all their phones removed to block them from any external contact,” explained Enanga, adding that the victims were initially confined in a fenced home in Nansana and on July 22, 2023, they were transferred to Akright cell where they were recovered from the home of Alex Mary Nantongo.
The 8 companies that handed over the recruited victims include; Cornel Recruitment Co, Janulani – Kalerwe, Swift in Wakaliga, Masaba located in Kawempe (Kutano), Trinity Travel Agency, located in Nkrumah (Makayi Plaza), Herbrah International located in Bukoto, Wamba Recruitment Agency and Labaf Solution located in Minister’s Village, Ntinda.
Mr Enanga said as Joint Security Agencies, they are committed to doing everything within the means, to combat the dangerous and exploitative crime of Human Trafficking, that devastates survivors and their families.
He said efforts are in place to identify and locate all the other perpetrators of Human trafficking who are part of this racket and still at large and ensure they are arraigned before the courts of law.
“We would like to applaud the community for their levels of vigilance, which enabled our task teams in Kajjansi to raid the rented hub, rescue the victims and hand them over to their families,” earmarked Enanga.