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Labour consultants charged with human trafficking

Publish date: 09 September 2019
Issue Number: 840
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Uganda

Two Ugandan consultants employed by a company that deals with labour export, have been charged with human trafficking and forgery of documents and signatures from government Ministries. The senior managers from Middle East Consultants, Benon Kunywana and Godfrey Kyalimpa, have beeen remanded by Magistrate Phiona Birungi at Entebbe Chief Magistrates court after being charged with four counts of human trafficking. A report on the IoL site notes that the prosecution claims the suspects attempted to traffic 50 people out of the country in February in contravention of the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons Act 2009.

Full report on the IoL site