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Middle East Consultants bosses charged with human trafficking

Entebbe Chief Magistrate's court has charged and remanded to prison two senior managers of Middle East Consultants with four counts of human trafficking. The company deals in labour export.

The remanded include; Benon Kunywana, 36, and Godfrey Kyalimpa, 48, who were charged before Entebbe Grade one magistrate Phiona Birungi.

Prosecution alleges that on February 12, 2019, both Kunywana and Kyalimpa, between Kampala and Entebbe international airport tried to traffick 50 people out of the country contrary to Prevention of Trafficking in Persons Act 2009.

The managers are also charged with forgery of documents and signatures from the ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development contrary to Section 349 of the Penal Code.  

The accused are said to have forged signatures of Lawrence Egulu, an officer in the ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development to enable 50 people to travel out of the country.  

While appearing before court, the accused denied all charges. Through their lawyer Ivan Wanume, the accused applied for bail. The magistrate Birungi, however, referred their bail application to September 11 when the case is expected to return to court for mention.

Both Kunywana and Kyalimpa were remanded to Kigo prison as investigations into the case continue. On August 20th, 2019, the State House Anti-corruption unit arrested the two managers on accounts of forging documents of the ministry of Gender and trying to traffic 50 people to the Middle East.


+1 #1 Kakoma 2019-09-09 07:35
Now, let the authorities first suspend the operations of this Middle East Consultants company, and only open it once they've put their house in order.

I know the company belongs to one of the most arrogant twarwana boss who appears to be untouchable
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+2 #2 WADADA roger 2019-09-09 10:50
The modern promoters of slavery, they should be subjected to the same treatment
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0 #3 kelem 2019-09-09 12:34
This is a window dressing exercise. Its about settling old scores
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0 #4 rubangakene 2019-09-09 21:24
Do not go after the "small fries"; they are small "slave drivers".

If this government was serious, they should go after the "big guns" in the business and set an example by giving them tough jail terms as a deterrent.
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0 #5 Opio Jake 2019-09-10 10:46
This URN Reporter definitely has a conflict of interest. How come no picture for any of the suspects has been published?

Was it so hard for URN to get the shots of the so called managers of Middle East. Nakalema should extend her hand to media reporters who get compromised and report partial truth for their convenience.
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0 #6 kabayekka 2019-09-10 17:53
One sees the President of this country using the tax payers' money going to these rich Arab countries to negotiate international trading agreements.

Uganda has Ambassadors all over these Arabian countries where atrocities are constantly committed to the people of the AU.

A whole President of Uganda is buried in these Arabian countries as a hero of Islam. Last but not least, East African countries are members in the Arabic League of Nations.
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0 #7 kabayekka 2019-09-10 18:06
So what is so criminal about a black person immigrating to these Arab countries to make a normal life and afterwards when he or she is mistreated there is no international legal case to answer?

It certainly seems clear to all that these African victimised work agencies do not seem to know their job so well! All they seem to know is how to make big money out of the suffering of black people on this planet earth.
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