The officials were arrested during operations mounted by both the Police and the State House Anti-Corruption Unit headed by Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema.
Middle East Consultant Managers
Two managers of Middle East Consultants, a Labour exporting
company who were arrested and charged of human trafficking have been committed
to the High Court.
The officials Benon Kunywana and Godfrey Kyalimpa first appeared
before Entebbe Grade One Magistrate Phiona Birungi, in September and charged with
five counts of Human Trafficking, forgery and obtaining money by false pretence.
They allegedly forged documents of the Ministry of Gender, Labour
and Social Development.
Each of them was asked to commit a cash bail of two million
Shillings before securing temporal freedom, while their sureties were committed
to a non-cash bail of five million Shillings.
The sureties included Gordon Mugyenyi, the Managing Director
Middle East Consultants and Richard Ssembuusi, also an employee of the same company.
On Friday, the Entebbe Chief Magistrate Mary Babirye committed the
two officials to the High Court for trial.
The officials were arrested
during operations mounted by both the Police and the State House
Anti-Corruption Unit headed by Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema.
The operation targeted at least 30 companies involved in labour
externalization, the majority of which have been accused of mistreating