Modern Day Slavery In Soroti
Investigations by NBS’ Canary Mugume into child trafficking in Uganda led him to Arapai Market in Soroti. Arapai market is the second biggest market in the region and to most looks like any other market in the country with numerous goods for sale but unfortunately human beings are commodities as well.
Local leaders and police cast a blind eye to the act claiming they had never heard of such a thing and yet the District Probation Officer attached to the Ministry of Gender said he was aware of the trend. He went on to further say that Soroti is a transit and harboring center for the trade before being transported to Busia, Kenya, Malaba and most notably Kampala where they are commonly seen on streets as beggars.