Ugandan government body investigates deaths of three migrant workers in Kuwait, probes role of recruitment agencies

Author: Ephraim Kasozi, Daily Monitor (Uganda), Published on: 11 September 2019

"State House probes death of Ugandan workers in Kuwait", 10 Sep 2019

The State House Anti-Corruption Unit is investigating circumstances under which three migrant workers from Uganda [ a woman and two men] died in Kuwait, officials have revealed...

Officials, who claimed anonymity, said the migrant workers were recruited by Spotlight International Recruitment Agency Limited.

The source also said they are investigating circumstances through which Labour export companies recruited a total of 91 female migrant workers who are stuck in Middle East countries...

In a September 2 complaint to the State House Anti-corruption Unit, local organisation, Make a Child Smile, revealed that they have received several complaints from Ugandans working in Middle East...

The Executive Director of Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies, Ms Enid Nambuya, said she learnt of the deaths through media.

“When such incidents happen, they are handled by authorities" [ Ms Nambuya said].  

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