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Kampala Police Investigate Allegations of Abuse at Children’s NGO

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Uganda Police Launch Manhunt for NGO Owner Accused of Child Exploitation
Uganda Police Launch Manhunt for NGO Owner Accused of Child Exploitation
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In Kampala, the police are looking into troubling allegations involving a non-governmental organization (NGO) that focuses on helping vulnerable children. The investigation began in October 2022 at the NGO located in Kitaka zone, Busega.

The NGO, established in 2015, was intended to provide support, education, and welfare assistance to vulnerable children in Uganda, thanks to the generosity of friends from the US. However, recent accusations suggest a darker side to the organization’s activities.

An individual, whose identity has not been disclosed, has been arrested on suspicion of child sexual trafficking and the exploitation of young lives within the NGO. According to Police spokesperson Fred Enanga, these allegations came to light when a brave young girl, one of the sponsored children, found the courage to speak out.

Enanga revealed that this girl confided in Milcah Ssebuliba, who promptly alerted the authorities. Subsequent investigations led to the rescue of nine children from this distressing situation. Among them were six young males aged 14 to 20 and three females aged 15 to 18.

The authorities are encouraging other potential victims to come forward and share any information they may have. They remain committed to combating all forms of human trafficking and acknowledge the profound impact it has on society.