KAMPALA – The State House Anti-Corruption Unit led by Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema, in collaboration with the Uganda Police, have rescued a Ugandan woman from the Middle East.
33-year-old Juliet Awulo’s ordeal started in November 2018 when Tirajo Employment Agencies allegedly deceived her that she had been recruited to work in Canada only to end up in the Middle East.
The Agency, however, later changed its name to High Ground International Uganda Ltd. Officials of the Anti-corruption Unit have revealed that Awulo complained of being abused and tortured during her stay there but her pleas to the agency to be returned to Uganda yielded no positive results.
“She was subjected to abuse and it took the intervention of the State House Unit to compel the company to meet expenses to return the girl. We have gathered enough information to have the directors of the company arraigned in court on charges of human trafficking,” a source said.
Ms Awulo, who is currently undergoing treatment, said the company has since changed names and recruited another woman, who is also stuck in Riyadh.
President Museveni’s press secretary Don Wanyama on Sunday confirmed Awulo’s case.
“State House is working with relevant state agencies to ensure full accountability on the part of those culpable,” he said.