Nakalema grabs Middle East bosses for conning Shs51m

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Mr.Benon Kunywana and Ayamba Owen

The Anti-Corruption Unit – State House Uganda‏ led by its head Lt Col Edith Nakalema at the start of the week arrested managers of labour exporting company-Middle East Consultancy.

 Mr. Benon Kunywana and Ayamba Owen were picked by CID officers attached to Anti Graft Unit over allegations of fleecing Ugandans of large sums of money, purporting to get them jobs abroad.

They are charged with obtaining money amounting to Shs51m by false pretences and trying to export 27 workers illegally.

Nakalema addressing press

Nakalema said over 30 labour export companies are under investigations following numerous complaints to State House Anti-Graft Unit.

“We appeal to all victims to report these incidents to our secure lines below: Toll Free: 0800202500 Email: info@reportcorruption.go.ug,” Nakalema noted.

The recruitment agency was recently in the news following a case it filed against Drone Media journalist Pidson Kareire for allegedly accusing them of fleecing Ugandans, the same allegations the managers were arrested for.

The hearing of a case in which Pidson Kareire, a Drone Media journalist is accused of criminal defamation and offensive communication by Middle East Consultants was last in court on 1st July 2019 at Makindye Chief Magistrates court before His Worship Okumu Muwonge.

Pidson Kareire

Pidson was arrested in June and later released on 14th June 2019 on a non cash bail of 10m shillings.

During their last court session, Pidson’s lawyer Daniel Walyemera asked the complaints to produce evidence against his client which they did not.

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