Ugandan girls being trafficked to Saudi Arabia through Kenya
25 February 2016, 20:36
Kampala - A report that has been released by Uganda's ministry of gender has revealed that following the government's ban on importation of domestic workers to Saudi Arabia, Kenya has now become the transit point for trafficked girls.
Two months ago, Uganda banned trafficking of Ugandan girls and women to Saudi Arabia where they were being taken in large numbers to work as housemaids.
This ban came after some of the girls reported harassment and sexual abuse mostly by the Arab men.
''The Uganda-Kenya border towns of Busia and Malaba are now being used for trafficking Ugandan girls to Saudi Arabia,'' a statement from the ministry read in part.
The ministry warned that those trafficking the girls will be arrested and punished accordingly.
Uganda police director of anti human trafficking department, Moses Binoga confirmed the allegations.
Binoga said, ''We have got information that Ugandan girls are now being taken to Saudi Arabia through Kenya. We are laying traps to arrest those who are responsible."
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