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Anti-Corruption Unit Returns Bodies of Deceased Laborers from Kuwait

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Charles Twine, the Spokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Directorate told URN that the deceased laborers whose identified have been withheld by police were trafficked to Kuwait on May 18th, 2019 by Spotlight, an International Labor export firm.
Relatives of Christine Nambereke waiting for her remains at Entebbe International Airport

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The Statehouse Anti-Corruption Unit has facilitated the repatriation of two deceased Ugandan laborers from Kuwait.   

The bodies of John Mujuzi and Charles Bekalaze arrived at Entebbe International Airport on Thursday afternoon around 1pm aboard Ethiopian airways flight number ET 337.  

Charles Twine, the Spokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Directorate told URN that the deceased laborers were trafficked to Kuwait on May 18th, 2019 by Spotlight, an International Labor export firm. 

He says the third victim who was trafficked on May 13th, 2019 by the same firm is still in custody in Kuwait while the body of the fourth victim identified as Moses Kiwanuka is in transit and expected to arrive on Friday morning.

The repatriated bodies where scanned by the Aviation police and sent to Mulago National Referral Hospital for postmortem. 

According to Twine, police is yet to ascertain the cause of death, adding that they are also yet to establish how the deceased were trafficked to Kuwait and bring the perpetrators to book.  

//Cue in: “emisango tuze tuginoonyerezaako…  

Cue out: … life and property.”//

 

Twine disclosed that they have already picked up the director of Spotlight company for questioning in relation to trafficking without the required documentation.