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20 malnourished children rescued from traffickers in Nansana

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20 malnourished children rescued from traffickers in Nansana

Police officers in Nansana are investigating allegations of trafficking in children in Nansana East 2B.

This follows rescue of 20 children between the ages of 3 and 7 on Friday.

Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson says that Nansana Police received information of an alleged trafficker in the areas of Nansana 2 B and today morning (28 May 2021), an operation was conducted at the alleged premises. 

The premises are owned by one Dhikusooka Katende Turaha, a resident of Kasubi.

“It is alleged that the 20 children were living in one bedroomed house, which the suspect was running as an NGO office. The police have also established that the children speak different languages and are believed to have been trafficked from areas of Nebbi, Arua, Mbarara and Lira. They are also malnourished since they were receiving little or no food” Owoyesigyire says.

The police at Nansana got in touch with the social welfare and probation officer to find alternative accommodation for the children as tracing for their families is ongoing.

He added that they are also trying to establish whether this NGO has a license or not, but that so far, allegations of trafficking in children have been opened for investigation.

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