Two officials working with Middle East Consultants-an external labour recruitment company have been arrested for allegedly getting money by false pretense with a promise to provide employment in the Middle East and also failing to refund it.
The arrested include Benon Kunywana, the company’s General Manager and Owen Ayamba.
It is alleged that the duo fraudulently collected money from 27 victims.
They are also accused of torturing the clients who attempted to do a follow up on their money totaling to Shs51million.
On the other hand, Ayamba is as well charged with trafficking of girls to the Middle East countries.
While parading the suspects before the media on Monday , the head of Anti-Corruption Unit, Lt Col Edith Nakalema said on July 17, 2019, they launched an investigation into complaints that involved 27 youths.
“We have got a list of 30 companies in labour externalization involved in the mistreatment of Ugandans. Four of these are key players in the suffering of Ugandans.”
Nakalema further stated that Kunywana has been accused of alleged torture of the claimants at the Middle East Consultants premises in Muyenga.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said the suspects got the money from the victims promising them jobs abroad but the promise never yielded any fruit.