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CID Releases Details of 15 Rescued Children

Though Nkrunziza said he had picked the children from Kasese District for medical treatment in Kampala, the CID Spokesperson, Charles Twine, says the children are suspected to have been trafficked from Kabale District.
13 Nov 2019 20:03
The Criminal Investigations Directorate - CID has released details of the 15 children who were rescued from Fiarce Pius Nkrunziza, a self-proclaimed Bishop.

 

Nkrunziza was picked up by Nansana Division Police on Tuesday with 15 children whose particulars he couldn’t vividly reveal.

Though Nkrunziza said he had picked the children from Kasese District for medical treatment in Kampala, the CID Spokesperson, Charles Twine, says the children are suspected to have been trafficked from Kabale District. 

He says CID has communication to Kabale to trace for the origin of the since none of them has a known name from Kasese District and the neighboring districts.   

Police have since identified the minors as Happy Rubahamya,7, Turyehebwa Fred,8, Turahukayo, 4, Alinda Moses, 6, Tumwebaze Joshua ,10, Namanya Thomas, 5, Nahurira Prissy ,8, and Joseph Akwizira ,6. 

Others are Akamumpa Deborah, 7, Kyomukama Mary, 11, Favour, 13, Laticia,4, Atugonza Phiona,7, and Gloria Kangume ,10.

"The victims who are unknown to any of the authorities in the area (Nansana) have been in confinement for unknown duration," Twine said.  

Police says residents and local leadership in Kabumbi where the suspect was found with the children don’t know them nor their parents. CID teams have revisited the place of confinement whereas the suspect remains detained at Nansana police station.

"Relevant authorities who include probation officer, Secretary for children affairs have been notified and are now working closely with police," Twine added. Police surgeons have tested the children for HIV and any form of sexual abuses. 

Police in Kabale will work with their counterparts in Kampala to notify any parent who may have lost his child or lured to give away his child