Last Updated on: 20th July 2023, 01:00 pm
Kampala | Middle East Consultants bosses have been convicted of labour and human trafficking crimes.
In a statement, the State House Anti-Corruption Unit says Benon Kunywana and Godfrey Kyalimpa both managers at Middle East Consultants, a labour export company have been convicted for promoting human trafficking and forgery.
“The duo was arrested in 2019 for various human trafficking-related cases.
“They also tried to traffic Ugandans out of the country using forged documents purportedly from the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development,” said the Unit.
Earlier UGX1.5B was recovered by the Anti-graft Unit, adding the money was from payments by hundreds of youth to the company who promised them jobs abroad which did not materialize.
The pair appeared before Justice Richard Wejuli of the International Crimes Division of the High Court in Kampala on Wednesday.
Justice Wejuli convicted them of attempting to traffic 50 migrant workers (Ugandans) to the Middle East.
Jacquelyn Okui who led the prosecution told court that they had reached a plea bargain with the two’s lawyers – “considering the aggravating circumstances of the case”.