Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives has rescued 60 victims of human trafficking, who were being held at an apartment in Tassia, Nairobi County.
According to the police, they traced the victims who were going to be sold as slaves overseas at an apartment within Tassia.
“Acting on intelligence leads, sleuths based at DCI’s Transnational & Organized Crime Unit, augmented by Embakasi-based officers while on a scrupulous crackdown on illegal immigrants, traced the victims to a residential apartment within Tassia in Embakasi, Nairobi County.” DCI said
“After securing the perimeter of the premise, the perceptive officers gained entry into the apartment, only to be greeted with hysterical faces of the victims, inhumanely bundled up in one room.”
DCI said that the victims, aged between 14 to 50, were being trafficked from two countries neighboring Kenya to the north against their will.
“Upon further inquiries, it was established that the 60 victims had been ferried to the location temporarily, as the traffickers sought alternative ways of transporting them outside the country undetected.”
Three suspects were arrested on suspicion of being part of a larger human trafficking syndicate operating across the Horn of Africa.
“The three were identified as Mohammed Omar Aden, 29, Halima Mohammed Osman, 43, and 23-year-old Sala Yusuf.”
The victims and the suspects are currently being held at different police stations in Nairobi pending legal procedures.