The Kotido DPC Jimton Aguta says they are holding Godfrey Mwambo and have preferred charges of human trafficking against him.
The police in Kotido have arrested a truck driver for alleged
The Kotido District Police Commander Jimton Aguta says they are
holding Godfrey Mwambo and have preferred charges of human trafficking against
He was intercepted on Tuesday with 27 girls aged between 11- 17
years old aboard a lorry truck registration number UAL 971U at Lokitelaebu Town
Council, in Kotido Sub County.
Upon interrogation, police said the girls were being transported without
consent from their parents.
Aguta said the girls were heading to neighbouring Obalanga in Kapelebyong
district, Teso sub-region to work as casual Labourers.
//Cue in: "We received ...
Cue out: .....investigation to that matter//
They were found in possession of several items like hoes,
saucepans, Jerry cans among others.
They are currently being kept in the police custody as police
search for their parents.
He says most of girls are vulnerable and exposed to abuses if not monitored by
parents and the authorities.
//Cue in:" My message to...
Cue out ...many will get spoilt"//
It’s common for children from Karamoja to go to the neighbouring districts in
search of labour but sometimes end up on the streets of Kampala.