KAMPALA — A massive operation by Uganda Police has resulted in the recovery of 14 missing children all girls, including several who had been sexually exploited, Kampala Metropolitan Area spokesperson Luke Oweyisigyire said.
The girls were reportedly being trained in conducting unnatural sexual acts including allegedly sleeping with dogs and being prepared to travel to a European destination for unspecified duties.
Oweyisigyire said the girls, most of them are minors aged below 14 were found in a room at a guest house in Muyenga.
Only one girl is said to be 19.
“The 14 girls only between the ages of 4-19 years were allegedly being trafficked by Ndagire Dorothy 27, a resident of Kawala Central Zone in Rubaga division through her NGO called ‘Maya project Uganda chapter’ with partners allegedly based in London,” Mr. Oweyisigyire said, adding that one person, Dorothy Ndagire, 27, has since been arrested and charged with trafficking in persons.
He added that while Police has already established that the NGO is NOT registered with the NGO board, further investigations are ongoing to ascertain the group behind this vice and their intention.
The children are currently staying with a proffesional children’s home as police intensifies efforts to trace for their parents.
He asked the parents who could have willingly or unwillingly given their children to the said Ndagire-to follow up with Kabalagala Police.