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Check out this news story about four Ugandan kids who were kidnapped and brought to Kenya as domestic servants. Fortunately these children were recovered and returned to their parents.
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Kampala — FOUR children suspected to have been kidnapped from Nampanga sub-county in Sironko district, were on Thursday recovered by the Police from Amboke village in Siaya district, Kenya.
Monday Lokaula, 9, Amina Sharon, 8, Marion Kutusa and Evalyne Namboka were reportedly kidnapped on February 22 by a woman only identified as Othieno and taken across the border to serve as domestic house helps.
"The parents of the girls reported the case to the Police. We liaised with our counterparts in Kenya after getting a tip off that the children were there.
"We found the children being used to do heavy domestic chores," Grant Tabo, the Mbale crime investigations chief, explained.
Muduwa was in Primary Three at Nampanga Primary School in Sironko.
Lokaula said her father is Pius Lotukei, while Muduwa's father is Aramathan Mafabi. Namboka's mother is Hannah Ameny.
The Police detained Othieno and another woman who allegedly coordinated the kidnap identified as Mary Namutosi from Nampanga.
"As a barren woman, I needed some children to help me at home as I carried on with my fish business. I lied to my husband that they were orphaned children from my sister back in Uganda and he accepted them at home," Othieno narrated.