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Entebbe Murders: Kayihura Lures 500 Prostitutes

Gen.Kayihura(L) speaks on phone as the sex workers(R) wait for him at Kigo.
Gen.Kayihura(L) speaks on phone as the sex workers(R) wait for him at Kigo.

The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has met and lured over 500 women from Entebbe to denounce prostitution.

The meeting was held at the police Marine Training School in Kigo, on L. Victoria shores on Wednesday afternoon.

Kayihura told the sex workers that majority of the victims of the recent spate of murders are prostitutes and that the assailants first posed as their customers.

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“We thought if we could lure you out of prostitution and get you other jobs from which you can earn a living, you could be saved from the risk,” Gen.Kayihura said.

The IGP said the prostitutes were more vulnerable because they mostly operate at night.

The 500 women from Entebbe narrated to the police boss what they go through prompting him to advise them to abandon prostitution.

Speaking off camera, an 18 year old prostitute narrated how she joined prostitution 8 months ago but said she was ready to reform.

“I dropped out of school and decided to join prostitution as a form of employment but I want to abandon it if I get assistance,” she told Gen. Kayihura.

The IGP promised to liaise with the Entebbe Mayor to open up an office for the sex workers that will coordinate them.

Together with the Operation Wealth Creation officials, Kayihura promised to help the sex workers get decent employment.

The women are set to be incorporated in tailoring, catering and farming groups by the Operation Wealth Creation officials, and start new lives outside prostitution.

On Sunday, another female body was recovered naked and dumped in Kiyiriira forest reserve in Nkumba, Entebbe.

This became the 8th woman to be killed in Entebbe and the 25th in both Entebbe and Nansana areas of Wakiso district in the past few months.

Early this week, the Speaker of Parliament Hon. Rebecca Kadaka tasked the Internal Affairs Minister Gen. Jeje Odong and Security Minister Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde to explain the wave of murders.

 

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