Eight Eritreans rescued from suspected human traffickers
Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have rescued eight Eritreans aged between 17 and 31 years who are believed to be victims of human trafficking.
The eight were rescued on Friday after the detectives intercepted a vehicle which they were being ferried in at Wamba Junction in Isiolo County.
Three suspects, Alhabass Ali, Abdi Hassan, and Ibrahim Adan, were arrested while another suspect escaped. Two vehicles were also detained in connection to the syndicate.
8 victims of Human Trafficking-all #Eritreans aged between 17years & 31years were rescued today by @DCI_Kenya Detectives after a vehicle stop at Wamba Junction in Isiolo. Three suspects; Mr. Alhabass Ali, Mr. Abdi Hassan & Mr. Ibrahim Adan arrested. 1 Escaped; 2Vehicles detained. pic.twitter.com/Db9xUtHzsm
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) March 29, 2019
This comes just days after detectives attached to the Transnational Organized Crime raided a house in Kiambu and rescued 25 women believed to be human trafficking victims.
Police said the victims are aged between 24 and 33 years old and were being held hostage at the said home in Gwa Kairu area in Kiambu County pending transit to Asian countries.
Detectives from the Transnational Organized Crime,acting on intelligence,raided the home of Mr.Nicholas Mugambi Waigwa & rescued 25 female victims of Human Trafficking-all #Burundians. The Human Traffickers-Ms. Mercy Kaaia, Ms. Lydia Wairimu & Ms. Susan Nyambura Nganga arrested. pic.twitter.com/egNJSIT2xI
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) March 28, 2019
In the house, the police also found three more people believed to be involved in human trafficking. The three suspects, who have been identified as Mercy Kaaia, Lydia Wairimu and Susan Nyambura Nganga, are in police custody.