Women activists call for laws against human trafficking

By Deo Wasswa
Women activists have asked all East African countries to enact specific laws against Human trafficking that is affecting all member States .
At global level its estimated that  27 million people are leaving in modern day slavery as a result of human trafficking.
Speaking to media today the executive director East African sub region support initiative for Advancement  of Women  Shilah Kawamala said that out of six countries  only three countries including Uganda , Kenya and Tanzania have such laws in place.
She said that to fight this vice all members state must come up with common stringent measures fight this problem .
She said that to augmented this further member state must as well ascent to then East African gender ,Equity ,equality and development bill that was passed this year in Kigali Rwanda to unify all gender issues in member countries.

Police reveal that 5 have been convicted for human trafficking

By Robert Segawa
Police has revealed that many Ugandans are now being trafficked to middle East countries through Kenya.
Addresing journalists on Monday at Police Headquarters in Naguru, the Commissioner of police in charge of human trafficking at the Ministry of internal affairs, Moses Binoga said that they have found out that people here work with Kenyan unlicensed companies lure Ugandan girls into Kenya.
He said that the girls are then transported using buses to Tororo where they are put into houses and then cross the border at night to Kenya. He said most of the girls go through Jomo Kenyatta airport.
According to Binoga, they have got 48 cases registered involving 140 victims being transported through Kenya. He however noted that five people have been convicted by court in Busia over human trafficking.