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Anti-Human Trafficking Unit Hunts For Key Suspect

According to Binoga, Arinda charges her victims between two to three million shillings with promises of helping them to get jobs in supermarkets and restaurants.
The Anti-human Trafficking National Task Force is hunting for a woman for her alleged involvement in trafficking young women to Kuwait, Dubai and Malaysia. Moses Binoga, the head of the unit identifies the suspect as Cynthia Arinda. 

The suspect operates between Kampala and the Kenyan capital Nairobi where she takes her victims. According to Binoga, Arinda charges her victims between two to three million shillings with promises of helping them to get jobs in supermarkets and restaurants.

 

After paying the money, the victims are transported to Kenya through the Busia or Malaba where they cross the border using temporary travel documents. They are only handed their stamped passports once they arrive in Nairobi. 

Binoga explains that while in Nairobi, the victims usually hang around Butambala restaurant, a popular eating for Ugandans. From Nairobi, Arinda takes her victims to Kuwait, Malaysia or Dubai where they end up working as house maids but most of them are sold into sexual slavery. 

Binoga says its people like Arinda who continue to sell Ugandans into sexual slavery in the name of getting them employment. He says once arrested Arinda will be charged with human trafficking.

Recently, the anti-human trafficking unit advised all Ugandans seeking foreign employment to go through the companies licensed by the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development. The unit also encouraged the public to seek guidance from either the Labor ministry of the anti-human trafficking task force, which is based at Ministry of Internal Affairs. 

Only 24 companies are licensed by government to recruit people for external employment.  Uganda woman are being trafficked to Malaysia and China for sexual exploitation. The Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration control tightened border controls after information leaked that many young girls were being trafficked out of the country and sold into sexual slavery.

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