Police storms a guest house on Muyenga Hill in Kampala and finds 14 girls (minors) sleeping with dogs and reportedly being trained to prepare them to travel to Europe to start sleeping with dogs as a job.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire confirms that the 14 girls were found at Papaya Holiday Home in Muyenga B Zone, Makindye Division.
“We went to the guest house and found the girls living in bad conditions and the information we got is that they were being forced to sleep with dogs,” said Luke Owoyesigyire. He added that, these girls (minors) sleeping with dogs have since refused to give information regarding where they came from and even their particulars.
Most of the girls are minors sleeping with dogs at the age of about 14 who by law cannot be employed, nor travel abroad without parental/guardian’s consent. Only one girl is said to be 19 and were allegedly prepared to be taken to the United Kingdom for unspecified duties.
Acting upon a tip off by concerned residents in Muyenga, Makindye Division, a Kampala suburb, the Police swung into action and rescued the girls who were destined to travel to the United Kingdom for unspecified work.
He said that the girls aged 14 years with an older one aged 19 who claims to be a Senior Six student of Namungoona Parents Secondary School in Rubaga Division, were being kept a guest house.
Luke Owoyesigyire said that they were under the custody of a lady called Dorothy Ndagire who purports to operate a Non-Government Organisation called Maya Project, Uganda Chapter working in collaboration with another in the UK but not registered under the laws of Uganda.
Immaculate Owomugisha, a Social Justice Lawyer working as the Head of Advocacy at the Uganda Network On Law, Ethics and HIV/AIDS – UGANET said that the girls are being kept under shelter for safety as the Police find their homes.
“The girls are in shelter as the police investigates the case and those found responsible shall be subjected to the law, but we are taking care of them as well as facilitating their healthy needs,” she added.