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.
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
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.
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.
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,"
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