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Kisoro NRM vice chairperson charged with aggravated child trafficking

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ramathan Ndikuyezi, the Kisoro District National Resistant Movement (NRM) party Vice Chairperson is on remand for alleged aggravated child trafficking. He appeared before Rachael Tabaruka, the Kabale Grade One Magistrate on Tuesday, who remanded him to Ndorwa prisons. Ndikuyezi was arrested in July this year …

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UPDF imposter remanded over aggravated defilement, child trafficking

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Lira Grade One Magistrate has further remanded a suspect who impersonated military personnel to Lira prison over aggravated defilement and child trafficking. Steven Aine, a 39-year-old resident of Lira City West division was arrested last week and charged with aggravated defilement and trafficking of …

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Napak: 200 street children reunite with their families

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has reunited over 200 children who were recently rescued from streets of Kampala with their families in Napak district. A total of 260 children were rounded up in an operation mounted by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA, Ministry of Gender and police and taken …

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KCCA launches investigations into child trafficking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has started investigations into cases of child trafficking. The KCCA Director for Gender, Production, and Community Services Godwin Gumisiriza says that there are more than 1,000 children on the streets who have turned to beg as a source of income. Gumisiriza says …

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Jinja pastor arrested over suspected child trafficking, defilement

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kiira region police are holding 24-year-old James Muwanguzi, a resident pastor of Life in God International Ministries church in Jinja City Northern division for masterminding the trafficking and defilement of girls from different districts in Eastern Uganda. He was arrested on Wednesday morning when officers …

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Two remanded over kidnap of 7 year old in Zombo

Zombo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Paidha Grade One Magistrates court has remanded two residents of Paidha town council in Zombo district for allegedly kidnapping for ransom, a seven year old Congolese child. The suspects identified as Derrick Kagwa and Jeremy Ofoyrwoth, believed to be in their late 20s, reportedly kidnapped …

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Kamuli village chairperson arrested over child trafficking

Kamuli, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Kamuli district has arrested the LCI chairperson of Buyima village, Bulopa sub-county, for allegedly trafficking children. Sharif Ludigo and Afani Matovu were arrested on Tuesday following a tip-off from residents who saw them registering 25 Muslim children under 14 years and loading them …

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Child trafficking on the rise in Busia district

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Busia district is registering an increase in the number of cases of trafficked children. According to statistics, more than 114 cases of child trafficking and disappearance have been reported from July to September 2021. The statistics indicate that in July, 43 children …

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Busia woman detained over child trafficking

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Busia district have arrested a woman over suspected child trafficking. The suspect has been identified as Annet Zahra, a resident of Seme village in Buhehe sub-county. She is accused of kidnapping a 13 year old girl, with intention to traffic the minor to …

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Kibwetere’s son rearrested on fresh charges

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Luwero has rearrested a man who claims to be a son of Joseph Kibwetere after he was found in possession of wildlife protected species. Two weeks ago, police in Luwero arrested Juvenal Rugambwa aged 57, a resident of Kilambula village in Zirobwe sub …

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