Kira Region police are holding Robert Mugisa, the lead pastor of “Christ the Answer church,” in
Kyerinda A village in Buwenge town council in Jinja district for trafficking over trafficking 33 minors from Tororo district.
Police sealed off pastor Mugisa’s residence in the same
area and rescued the girls who were sharing the house with him. Mugisa is also accused of defiling and
impregnating some of the minors.
who is currently locked up at Buwenge central police station declined to
comment about the allegations levelled
against him. One of the victims aged 16 years, says
that Mugisa blocked them from alerting neighbours about his evil practices.
“Mugisa has manipulated all of us and we are
not allowed to leave the house without him. He mobilized us from different homes within
Tororo district early last year with promises of connecting us to sponsors.
However, to date, he has been sexually abusing
us. He has been forcing some of the girls to abort but I decided to report the
matter to police after he threatened to kill me if I refuse to terminate his
four-month-old pregnancy,” she said.
According to the victim, they have been
relocating to different areas whenever concerned residents would raise concerns about Mugisa’s suspicious activities. Rosemary Muteguya, a resident of Kyerinda A village, says that
Mugisa started renting in their area in July 2021.
Muteguya says that Mugisa was a reserved individual who isolated
the girls from the rest of the community and often locked them inside the house whenever he was away.
Cue out…yaja nabo,”//
Joy Kyazike, another resident says despite
Mugisa’s suspicious behaviour in managing the minors, they turned
a blind eye to his actions after noticing that the victim’s parents would regularly visit their
children and none of them seemed bothered about the situation.
//cue in: “iffe tubaile…
Sayyid Bifamengo, the Kyerinda A village chairperson, says that he
held a meeting with Mugisa and attempted to get his personal data in vain.
Cue out…teyadayo kulabikako wange,”.
Kiira Region police spokesperson, James Mubi says that
detectives have been dispatched to record statements from each of the victims.