Kenyan government has repartriated 35 Ugandans after what the country’s police say is an operation to arrest foreigners without proper documentation. The victims are mostly female from Napak district in Karamoja, Uganda. The returnees were received by Ugandan authorities in charge of immigration. According to NTV Uganda, the girls ended up in Kenya as a result of human trafficking.
The girls were turned to Uganda after they voluntarily offered themselves to the International Organisation for Migration-Kenya. They are now being hosted at Kobulin rehabilitation center in Napak district. Most of the girls are aged between 12 to 17. The girls who are said to be lured to go and work in Nairobi for a wage between Ksh10 000 and 20 000 per month were given only Ksh 2500 upon arrival.
Speaking during an impromptu meeting at Kobulin, the national programme codinator for IOM , Karungi, said the girls had undergone a COVID test and were all negative. Karugi added that governments need to be vigilant to prevent such from happening again