Two Middle East Consultants officials charged for Human Trafficking Offences

Friday, September 6, 2019

Two officials of the Middle East Consultants have been charged for human trafficking offences at the Entebbe Court in Wakiso District. 

Godfrey Kyalimpa, aged 48 years and Benon Kunywana, 36 years old, were charged before Magistrate Fiona Birungi under 4 counts of trafficking 50 Ugandans and uttering a forged document.

They entered pleas of not guilty to all the offences. Prosecution that was led by Jean Nareeba, informed the Court that on 12th February 2019, the duo attempted to traffic 50 Ugandans through Entebbe International Airport. 

Prosecution also revealed that the accused presented a forged letter purporting to have been signed by Lawrence Egulu of the Ministry of Labor. They were charged for presenting forged immigration documents in respect to exporting Ugandans allegedly for employment.

The Magistrate denied them bail because the case files have not been allocated. She remanded them until the 11th of September 2019 for mention and hearing the bail applications.