By Our Reporter
KAMPALA, Uganda-SHIFTMEDIA– The cries of innocent jobless Ugandans being fleeced millions of shillings in fictitious promises of jobs abroad is escalating.
The sad aspect is that these young ladies and men are offsetting the little left assets such as land, houses to pay the “thugs” who promise them heaven on earth in form of lucrative jobs abroad.
Scores have fallen prey to fake external job recruiting firms, after paying millions in visa and passport processing fees as well as air tickets.
The latest we have is of a complaint of over 200 young girls and boys who were left crestfallen and hopeless after the little they had was taken.
The man on the spot is a one Kyenzeeni Bernard and his wife Nankya Grace (below).
The two directors own Reliant Recruiters International. The victims were reportedly fleeced from their former Nalukolongo offices. The offices were located on 3rd floor at Makanga House in Nalukolongo.
Our investigations have unearthed that scores of job seeking Ugandans paid between shs 5m- 7m to process their papers enroute to United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and Jordan among others. Over a billion shillings is reported to have been ‘chewed’.
A case of Obtaining Money by False Pretense (OMFP) has been opened against Kyenzeeni Bernard at Natete Police Station Vide (SD REF:45/18/08/2021)
Apparently, when our team of investigators visited Makanga House, the company (Reliant Recruiter International) has since vanished. The proprietor said the tenant shifted after his paid months elapsed.
We secured receipts from the complainants, but some paid via mobile money especially during the lockdown when offices were closed and public transport banned.
The phone contacts on the issued receipts (+256 776096751, +256701750559) were all switched off. Some of victims last paid as of June 15 2021.
Scores of crestfallen and teary victims we talked too included: Nakkonde Sarah, Ssebuliba, Nabayaza Shamirah, Winnie Roch Peter, and Alex Byamukama.
“My life is doomed, all my hopes was in traveling abroad to work and earn. I am now hopeless. My mum sold our plot of land to raise the shs6m that was needed. Now we are finished,” said Nabayaza Shamira.
The victims who are now living like paupers, and with faded hopes asked State House Anti-Corruption Unit boos Col. Edith Nakalema to intervene.
“We are not getting much support from the police. All that we need is for our money to be refunded by Bernard so that we can start from there,” said Shamira.
Intelligence sources revealed that Kyenzeeni Bernard has records similar records of fleecing Ugandans and changing offices. “His name is not knew regarding such cases. What we know is that after fleecing his victims he changes venue and phones,” said a top Detective who preferred not to be named.
Our sources revealed that Kyenzeeni is within but hiding. “He will be fished out, the hunt for him is on,” said the detective handling the case at Natete Police Station.
Detectives noted that over shs1b must have been conned from the over 200 victims who paid.
Reliant Recruiters International not registered
All companies that export labour are supposed to be registered and regulated by the Ministry of Gender and Labour as well as with the Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies (UAERA).
But when we reached out UAERA, the Communication Manager Ronnie Mukundane described Uganda Reliant Recruiters International as “fake”. “It is a not a licensed company
The current list of licensed firms authorized to export labour out of Uganda didn’t have them listed.
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