Officers from the Director Of Criminal Department on Wednesday 23rd June rescued 60 foreigners in an apartment in Tassia Estate in Embakasi, Nairobi County in a suspected human trafficking business.
The sleuths who acted on a tip managed to track the victims who were in the country without any documentation in an apartment closed into one dirty room.
The victims aged between 14 and 50 years old were being trafficked from two countries that border Kenya for sale as slaves overseas without their consent.
“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,” said DCI
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. During the maneuver, three suspects of Somali origin were arrested on suspicion of being part of a larger human trafficking syndicate operating across the Horn of Africa.
The suspects of the Somali origin who were arrested are identified as Mohammed Omar Aden, 29, Halima Mohammed Osman, 43, and 23-year-old Sala Yusuf.
They are behind bars awaiting legal processes and will be therefore charged in court.