A total of 18 human trafficking victims en route to the Gulf have been rescued by detectives working on intelligence.
The 18 are reported to have been harbored inside a house in Athi River and were to be taken to the Gulf where they were to be sold as slaves.
“Detectives have rescued 18 victims of human trafficking, who had been harbored at a house in Athi River, en route to a destination in the Gulf where they were to be sold as slaves,” said DCI
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The raid conducted by detectives from Transnational Organized Crimes Unit also saw the arrest of three suspects namely Hussein Mohamed, 32, Hassan Ibrahim Godana, 35, and Chari Dulacha, 40.
“In a raid conducted by sleuths from the Transnational Organized Crimes Unit last evening, the 18 were about to be shipped out of the country when the hawk-eyed detectives arrived and rescued them, following Intelligence leads. Three suspects Abdullahi Hussein Mohamed, 32, Hassan Ibrahim Godana, 35, and Chari Dulacha, 40 were arrested during the late evening raid,” said DCI
Kenyans have been advised against transacting with unscrupulous employment agents who are not known by the government with the promise of getting a job with better pay in some of those countries.
“The rescue of the victims and subsequent arrest of the suspects comes in the wake of increased cases of mistreatment of migrant workers in the gulf. Jobseekers are advised to be wary of unscrupulous employment agents who are not recognized by the government but end up sneaking out immigrants without proper documentation. The trio are currently in custody at Muthaiga Police station being processed for arraignment,” said DCI