Housemaid gets 7-year jail term for ‘marrying-off’ boss’ daughter

Ms Rose Nsungwa, the housemaid charged with aggravated child trafficking after marrying off boss' daughter (Photo/Courtesy)

KAMPALA, (UG): A 42-year-old woman has been sentenced to seven years in jail for aggravated child trafficking after sending her boss’ daughter into a love relationship.

The woman identified as Rose Nsungwa allegedly used her position as a housemaid to connect her brother to the 15-year-old girl, who was a pupil at Victory Primary School, and further made arrangements to transport the girl from their home along Prince Charles Drive in Kololo to Fort Portal where the said brother was staying at the time.

Court on Tuesday heard that Ms Nsungwa’s brother sent 60,000 Shillings via mobile money to cover transport costs for the girl who left the home on March 12, 2021, and went to Fort Portal aboard Link Bus.

Upon arrival, the accused’s brother only identified as Tom picked up the girl from the bus park and stayed with her for four days while engaging her in sexual intercourse.

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The girl’s grandmother reported the case of a missing child thereafter, and according to the Prosecution, Nsungwa alerted her brother that the girl was being looked for.

Tom gave her 30, 000 Shillings to return to Kampala and he disappeared. Stuck, in unknown territory, the girl called her father who picked her up from Fort Portal.

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Records show that the victim later narrated the story to her father and on March 24, 2021, she was examined, Subsequently, Nsungwa was arrested and arraigned before the City Hall Court and later committed to the International Crimes Division.

Presiding over the court on Tuesday afternoon, Justice Richard Wejuli Wabwire of the International Crimes Division of the High Court in Kampala sentenced Nsungwa to Seven years in prison after a plea bargain agreement with the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions represented by State Attorney Joseph Kyomuhendo.

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