By Henry Mukasa, Parliament yesterday heard of how some female Ugandans taken to Iraq with promises of lucrative jobs, ended up trapped in slavery and forced sex. Makindye West MP Hussein Kyanjo (JEEMA) told the House presided over by the deputy Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, he had spoken with five of the victims over the phone. He said the women were promised secretarial jobs but ended up as house maids. They were used for other things outside the agreed work, Kyanjo said. Although they were promised $400, none of them has received payment. They tried to raise these issues with the people they were working for. Unfortunately, they were picked up and put in what appears to be a safe house, Kyanjo narrated to an attentive House. They talked to me one after another. They said they are frequently beaten by their masters, added Kyanjo. The MP reported that the stranded girls were taken to Iraq by a company, Uganda Veterans which has offices in Muyenga, a Kampala suburb. According to the MP, the women recall they dealt with Godfrey Karingiri, a one Kyalimpa and Gordon, all officials at the company.