Detectives bust notorious child trafficking ring in Nairobi

Detectives stage a raid to rescue children

Detectives bust notorious child trafficking ring in Nairobi

Police have rescued nine minors suspected to be victims of child trafficking in Soweto slums, Nairobi.

In a statement issued on Tuesday morning, the detectives stated that the children aged 12 to 17 years were confined in rooms and may have been subjected to harsh living conditions.

The police confirmed that three suspects, including an 80-year old woman, were arrested in the bust.

Nine children aged between 12 years & 17 years, suspected to be victims of Human Trafficking, were yesterday rescued by DCI detectives from a house in Soweto slums,"  DCI's statement read. 

Disappearance of children

"Three suspects; 41-yr-old Said Hamisi, 52-yr-old Maimuna Bakari and 80-yr-old Sophia Wanjiru arrested. Children safe,” it continued.

The investigators said that they rescued the children after launching probes into the disappearance of a 17-year-old student, and they were led to Soweto slums where children were confined in rooms.

“The arrests followed the disappearance of a 17-year-old student from Soweto, whose search led detectives to the house where they found the children packed in a room," DCI stated.

"Investigators believe that the children were waiting to be Trafficked. Suspects in lawful custody," read part of the statement.

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