Four Ugandans released from Bunia

Four Ugandans released from Bunia Prison

Local News

Four Ugandan workers have been released from Bunia central Prison.

According to Congolese authorities they were detained on charges of illegal entry, child trafficking and conducting underground search for vital human organs for ritual purpose.

Those freed include three employees of Infectious disease institute operating in Zombo.

The workers were arrested by the DRC police on Tuesday 26th February 2019 after they went meters into Awasi on the DRC side to seek consent from parents whose children were due for safe male circumcision.

The workers have been identified as; Patrick Mungujakisa, Roy Ogenrwoth and Samuel Lukyamuzi.

Along the three was also a DRC national Charles Cwinya-ai who had taken his child to be circumcised by the IDI workers who had stationed at Jangokoro health centre III in Jangokoro Sub County to conduct safe male circumcision.

Their release follows a week-long negotiation between the DRC and Ugandan governments spearheaded by the resident district commissioner Zombo, Andrew Kajoyingi, who led the six-member Ugandan delegation that met the Governor of Ituri province and his