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Truck Driver Arrested For Trafficking Person In Uganda

Jinja Central Police is holding a Kenyan truck driver for smuggling a man in Uganda without  proper documentation.

According to Kira Region Spokeswoman Diana Nandaula, the illegal entrant is a 26 year old Kenyan man identified as Munene Martin who is currently held on charges of illegal entry into Uganda.

“Munene was arrested at Ambercoart URA check point near the Nile bridge after being sighted under the truck near the spare tyre by URA personnel,” said Diana.

The suspect was handed over to Jinja Police together with the trailer driver Moshi Robinson 30 years and trailer reg. No.KBN 936A.

Police said the man does not have any documents and claims to be a resident of Kisumu.

Meanwhile the trailer was carrying raw materials for Gentex factory located in Nakawa.

However, police also said that the driver claims he was not aware of anybody travelling in the truck and he is also detained on holding charge of human trafficking.

“We want to commend the officers for the high levels of vigilance,” she added.

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