Ugandans are being fed to crocodiles in Thailand - Gen. Otafiire

Uganda’s Minister for internal affairs Maj Gen (rtd) Kahinda Otafiire has said he will do everything in his power to make sure that Ugandans going for work abroad in Asia and the Middle East are protected from the illegal extraction of their internal organs.

Gen. Kahinda Otafiire

Otafiire said he has received reports of Ugandans being taken to Asia and the Middle East under the guise of gainful employment who end becoming victims of criminal organ removal and their dead bodies are subsequently fed to crocodiles.

He said that once the migrant labourers reach countries like Saudi Arabia, they are surreptitiously re-routed to different places such as Thailand, where their organs are extracted before their remains are thrown to hungry crocodiles.

“Your job for exporting is to make money; while you are making money, my job is to protect Ugandans,” Otafiire said.

You can’t sell Ugandans when we are looking on. On this, there is no compromise. They just take you to Saudi Arabia, move you to some other place like Thailand, harvest your heart, kidney or liver and throw the body to crocodiles. And you want me to hear that and keep quiet? There I will not go to heaven.”

Otafiire, however, did not furnish the public of the names or numbers of Ugandans believed to have lost their body organs to internal organ traffickers or even those who have been killed and fed to crocodiles.

Nonetheless, Judith Nakintu, an alleged victim of the same, returned to Uganda in October last year with the right kidney missing and she is currently in a vegetative state in Mityana district.

Also, Martha Apio from Pallisa went to work in Saudi Arabia in 2018 but to date her family members do not know whether she is dead or alive.

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