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Seven Ugandan immigrants on route to Middle East apprehended

04 May 2016, 14:33

Nairobi – Seven Ugandans were arrested on Tuesday night for illegally being in the country.

According to Capital FM they are embroiled in a human trafficking syndicate who are being smuggled into the Middle East with the promise of employment.

Nairobi Police boss Japheth Koome said that the seven form part of 29 individuals who have recently been apprehended.

Also read: Police disrupt alleged plot by extremist medics.

The Daily Nation stated that a 2015 "Trafficking in Persons (TIP)" report released by the US Department of State said both Uganda and Kenya continue to be sources, conduits and destinations of trafficked people because of complicity of government officials.

People are promised domestic jobs however are mistreated, forced into prostitution and modern day slavery in general.

“Kampala-based labour recruiters and brokers also operated in Rwanda, and Nairobi-based recruiters were active in Uganda, recruiting Ugandans and resident Rwandans and Kenyans through fraudulent offers of employment in the Middle East and Asia,” the report added.

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