11 Ugandan under age trafficked girls returned to Uganda from Kenya
More than 11 Ugandan girls, who were intercepted by the Kenyan police on their way to Nairobi in search for work, have been handed over to Ugandan authorities.
The girls aged between 11 and 15 years were reportedly intercepted by the Kenya police on Friday at Korinda checkpoint on the Busia-Kisumu Road, aboard a bus at night. The girls were reportedly from Karamoja Sub-region.
The Busia-Kenya county commissioner, Jacob Narengo, said that the girls were intercepted by the Kenya police after discovering that they had no travel documents and were moving in a group.
He said human trafficking remains a big challenge to deal with the porous borderpoints of Kenya and Uganda. He added that there is need for a joint cross-border security system to combat the criminal activities.
Mike Chris Okiria, the Busia Resident District Commissioner, confirmed that the children were handed over to the Ugandan authorities.
Okiria said the minors were coming from the villages of Matanyi, Iriyiri and Oregechora in Moroti District.