By Alex Kalangi
Flying Squad officers have apprehended two Kenyan citizens in Uganda while trafficking people to middle East.
The suspects were arrested in Iganga District while busy carrying out their daily routine deals.
Herbert Muhangi flying squad boss revealed that the two were arrested after getting a tipoff from one of the residents.
“We did an intensive search around Iganga town until we managed to arrest the two. After interrogation, they told us the whole truth”, he said.
Police also impounded a premio car they were travelling in and discovered that they had two women and two men of Eritrean origin and a Kenyan driver, Mr Edwin Ainok Amuse who took them to thier boss Mr.David Bahati and was also arrested.
The Eritreans were reportedly brought to Uganda to reunite with their relatives living in Kabalagala, Kampala.
They further revealed that they had fled their country because of unfavorable political, economic and social conditions.
“These people did not have travel documents but their destination was Kabalagala. We have established that their relatives were aware of the move and they were waiting for them. They had collaborated with these Kenyans to sneak them into Uganda,” Mr Muhangi said.
Mr Muhangi said Mr Ainok and Mr Bahati are currently detained at Nalufenya, a high profile detention facility in Jinja District.