4 arrested as DCI rescues 22 Eritreans in human trafficking syndicate

17 victims are women

DCI Headquarters along Kiambu road. 4 arrested as DCI rescues 22 Eritreans in human trafficking syndicate

Four Kenyans have been arrested by Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives in a human trafficking incident.

During the arrest, 22 Eritreans were rescued, 17 of whom were female as they were being ferried to an unknown destination.

In a statement by DCI, the four; Muhsan Shariff Abdikadir, Amin Shariff Abdul Qadir, Elias Mahabub and Muhamed Doyo were arrested as the detectives acted on a tip-off on the syndicate.

The detectives also seized three vehicles that were being used to transport the human trafficking victims.

22 Victims of Human Trafficking-all #Eritreans were today rescued by #DCI Detectives as they were being ferried along Thika Road. Four Kenyan Traffickers; Muhsan Shariff Abdikadir, Amin Shariff Abdul Qadir, Elias Mahabub & Muhamed Doyo arrested. All the Suspects in lawful Custody. The @DCI_Kenya Detectives, who acted on information, also confiscated Three motor vehicles-Toyota Land cruiser, Toyota Lexus and a Toyota Fielder, that were being used to ferry the victims. All the victims are aged between 15years and 38years. SEVENTEEN of the victims are Females,” read the DCI statement.

12 Nepalese women arrested

About month ago, detectives from the DCI arrested twelve Nepalese women during a raid at popular club in Nyali, Mombasa.

The twelve were suspected to be victims of human trafficking and were entertaining revelers at Rangeela grill and bar at Amkay Plaza.

38 women rescued

Four months ago, police burst another human trafficking syndicate in Kakamega where 38 women destined for the Middle East were rescued.

Acting on a tip-off, police stormed a secondary School at Elwesero where the women had been camping for three days.

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