Rwandan women are being sold off as brides in Mityana municipality, URN reports. Despite the fact that many people shy away from talking about the lucrative practice with strangers, the practice is a public secret in Mityana town.
It is reported that a man interested in a Rwandan bride parts with Shillings 80,000 to facilitate the middleman to ferry the bride from Rwanda to Mityana. Once the bride arrives and agrees to marry the prospective husband, the suitor pays the middleman extra money depending on his bargaining power.
Eddie Ndawula, a boda-boda rider in Mityana town says the sophisticated bride trade came to limelight in 2016 when some pimps used to ferry in ‘Rwandan babes’ to work as commercial sex workers in night clubs and bars.
The practice has attracted the attention of Police and District Internal Security Officer-DISO. Captain Yahaya Kakooza, the Mityana Resident District Commissioner who chairs the District Security Committee, says they have commenced investigations to establish whether there is no criminality involved in the cross boarder marriages