Ugandan man charged over human trafficking and forgery after victim dies in Oman

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MBALE, Uganda

Court in Mbale District has remanded one Steven Kuremu to Maluku prison for allegedly trafficking Christine Nambereke to Oman where she died from a few months later under unclear circumstances.

The Mbale Grade One magistrate, Ms Dorcas Zoka on Wednesday charged Kuremu with aggravated human trafficking and forgery before remanding him until September 24.

Prosecution contends that Kurema trafficked Nambereke to Oman through Lwakhakha in Manafwa District to Kenya, before proceeding to Oman from where she died on March 10, 2019.

Her body was returned and buried in Laaso village, Bumbo town council in Namisindwa District.

Mr Charles Twine, the spokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Directorate, said they have enough evidence to prosecute the suspect.

“The case of Steven Kuremu appearing in the courts of law after being sanctioned means that the evidence we have collected is enough to prosecute him. We will not sit and watch as Ugandans die in the hands of human traffickers. We are ready to swing in action to arrest, prosecute, name and shame them,” he said.

Daily Monitor

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