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Police rescue 25 Burundian women from traffickers in Kiambu

Detectives attached to the Transnational Organized Crime on Wednesday raided a house in Kiambu and rescued 25 women believed to be human trafficking victims.

The officers also managed to arrest three women who were holding them.

According Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the officers who were acting on intelligence raided a house belonging to one Mr Nicholas Mugambi Waigwa and found the women there.

In the house they also found the three traffickers Ms Mercy Kaaia, Ms Lydia Wairimu and Ms Susan Nyambura Nganga who are in police custody.

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.

Last month, officers from DCI rescued two Burundian women suspected to be victims of human trafficking.

A taxi driver, who was ferrying the two foreigners, was also arrested.

According to a tweet by the DCI the two women were nabbed as they were preparing to leave the country for the Middle East.

“Two Burundi nationals suspected to be victims of human trafficking were rescued early today and a taxi driver arrested. The two women were intercepted by DCI detectives as they prepared to depart the country to the Middle East,” the DCI tweeted.