Retired Catechist Arrested for Alleged Human Trafficking, Sodomy

Police in Mitooma district have arrested a former catechist David Livingstone Kagabwa for human trafficking and sodomizing a 20-year-old man.

Greater Bushenyi police spokesperson Martial Tumusiime says the police are also hunting for Kenneth Atuhikire, a resident of Karubuga B village, Ibaare sub-county in Bushenyi district. 

According to Tumusiime, last month, the victim identified as Derrick Atwijukyire while at his grandmother’s burial in Kigunda A cell, Mitooma district, met with Kagabwa who was a close friend of his mother Juliet Kyarisimira.

Tumusiime says that during the interaction, the catechist promised to get Atwijukyire a job and even shared his contact details. He adds that on Monday this week, Kagabwa and Atwijukyire met at Kati high school in Mitooma district and told him that he had got him a job. It is alleged that Kagabwa who had a motorcycle, rode with Atwijukyire to Atuhikire’s home in Bushenyi district.

“He told the victim to sit on it and rode him up to the home of Atuhikire Kenneth in Bushenyi district, upon reaching Kenneth’s home, they found Turyasingura Obed the worker to Kenneth who welcomed them and boiled water for Kagabwa to bath, as he was bathing he called the victim to scrub his back,” Tumusiime says.

Tumusiime says that Atuhikire prepared a bed where the three, Kagabwa, Atwijukyire, and Atuhikire slept. According to Tumusiime, in the middle of the night, Kagabwa and Atuhikire started kissing the victim and rubbing his penis. He adds that in the morning, they gave the victim Shs 5,000 and told him not to report.

Tumusiime says that when the victim was being taken back to his home, Kagabwa jumped off the motorcycle as they were approaching Mitooma Central police station. The victim sounded an alarm and Kagabwa was arrested. Tumusiime says investigations into the matter have commenced and the victim has been examined by the police.

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