Bungoma court jails Tanzanian child traffickers for 42 years

The two were notorious for using disabled children to make money.

While giving her verdict, Webuye Resident Magistrate Nancy Barasa said the two, Madukhu Mbashani, 26, and Manywele Kwela, 23, were also found guilty of being in the country illegally.

Parading children

The two were sentenced to 40 years in jail for illegal trafficking and parading of children living with disabilities.

They were sentenced to another two years in prison for being in Kenya without legal documentation

The court heard that Mbashani and Kwela were, until their recent arrest, parading two children in the streets of Bungoma to beg for money from passersby.

Police said they arrested the two after receiving a tip-off from Webuye town residents.

Confirming the incident, Bungoma East DCIO Paul Mumo urged unscrupulous ‘businessmen’ to refrain from using children living with disabilities to make money.

The lives of thousands of Nairobi street children are set to change for the better after Governor Mike Sonko's new promise to them.

Sonko Pledge

Sonko has promised to employ the street children as cleaners across the county.

Speaking when he met the street children at City Hall, Sonko also said he will provide them with housing by the county government.

“I am committed to working with you I hope you will not disappoint me. I will pay your rent for one month but make sure you don’t come back to the streets,” Sonko was quoted by Capital FM.

However the Governor said that the new perks will only come on condition that the street children turn away from their lives of drugs and crime.


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