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‘Bishop’ Arrested for Trafficking 15 Children

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Owoyesigyire says the children have been handed over to probation so that they can be handed over to recognized child care centers in search of their parents.
Musa Lwanga who was arrested last month with 16 children

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Nansana Police Division is holding a self-proclaimed Bishop accused of trafficking 15 children between five to seven years. 

The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, says “Bishop” Pius Nkrunziza was picked up from Kabumbi with the children.

According to Owoyesigyire, although the suspect claims to have picked the children from Kasese for treatment in Kampala, he lacks clear documents detailing how he got the children.  

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Nkrunziza is being held on tentative charges of child trafficking. 

Owoyesigyire says the children have been handed over to probation so that they can be handed over to recognized child care centers in search of their parents.  

A similar incident was registered last month when a driver, Musa Lwanga, was arrested for abducting 16 school children at Bujuuko along Kampala- Mityana highway. 

Lwanga’s arrest came after Peter Ndegeya, the head teacher of St Peter's Katulo Primary School in Mpigi reported a case of abduction involving a Hiace motor vehicle UAU 260L.

Police dispatched a team of detectives commanded by OC station Bujuuko, which managed to intercept Lwanga together with the 16 children. 

In his statement, Lwanga claimed that he was taking the children for circumcision after being promised Shillings 50,000 for each child.  

The victims have since been reunited with their parents.