The territorial Police at Katwe are investigating circumstances under which 10 children and their parents were confined in a house in Masajja A cell, Massajja Division Makindye Sabagabo for three months.
It is alleged that on July 26, 2022, four children were stopped by concerned community members for hawking liquid soap instead of being at school.
Upon the locals talking to them, they realised it was a matter well suited for investigations and brought them to the Police where the children were interviewed further on where they stay.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson, ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, the children were able to reveal that they stay at the home of one Pastor John which also acts like a church.
Detectives raided the church and established that the preaching at the alleged church discourages children from being taken to school.
The converts are also encouraged to abandon their homes to follow and live with the Pastor.
“We further established that the children and converts are forced into soap making which they later have to sell off and proceeds go back to the church,” Owoyesigyire noted.
Ten children and their ten parents have been rescued and are currently at Katwe Police station to record statements.
“We have also managed to arrest Nsibirano John alias John Happy with his wife Queen Esther, their daughter and son-in-law who are believed to be behind this faith,” noted Owoyesigyire.
They are currently detained at Katwe Police station as investigations continue into allegations of Unlawful confinement.