Ugandan women recount ordeal in Oman

Confession. A woman, who was mistreated while in the Middle East, breaks down before journalists. Right is Moses Binoga, coordinator of anti-human trafficking taskforce. FILE PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • One of the victims is Ms Sidora (not her real name) who travelled to Oman in July 2017.
  • The 21-year-old woman has since worked in different houses following cases of torture and attempts of rape by some of her bosses code-named sponsors.
  • The Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Patrick Mugoya, advised those suffering from mistreatment in Oman to report to Ugandan embassies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabi and Abu Dhabi, UEA to bring their plight to the attention of government.
  • Mr Farouk Kayondo, a relative of Ms Nuru Ndijja of Maganjo, said she had been sending him messages on WhatsApp before reporting early this month that their phones had been confiscated and were only being helped by a good Samaritan in office to communicate home briefly.

Kampala. The desperate search for casual jobs abroad has continued to haunt jobless Ugandans particularly women who are trafficked to the Middle East Arab countries by unscrupulous agents to work as domestic servants. The women are later subjected to inhuman treatment, including sexual abuse.


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