Police rescue 38 victims, hunting for suspected human trafficker
By Melanie Aanyu,
The Ministry of Internal Affairs in collaboration with police are hunting for a man suspected of trafficking 38 children and adults from seven different districts.
Agnes Igoye, the deputy national coordinator trafficking in person department at the ministry of internal affairs, has identified the wanted trafficker as Quirish Nsamba, who was keeping the victims in an unfinished building in Luzira, Nakawa division, Kampala.
Nsamba, according to Igoye, hoodwinked the children who include 16 girls and five boys that he was going to equip them with vocational skills.
The ministry and police say Nsamba went to various districts claiming he was a hands-on skills trainer as well as a labour exporter.
The unsuspecting parents paid him 380,000 Shillings for each victim while the adults whom he promised to get jobs locally and abroad paid 650,000 Shillings each.
But the children and adults were kept in the building for months without any serious training while adults became desperate after failing to get the jobs they had been promised.
It is reported that one of the adults decided to alert the local leaders who also alerted ministry of internal affairs and police which swung into action but Nsamba escaped leaving the victims alone in the unfinished building.