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Detectives arrest 4 suspects in human trafficking syndicate

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[Victims of human trafficking of Ethiopian origin crowded in a single room at Kirigiti area in Kiambu County. photo/Courtesy/DCI].

Police in Kirigiti area, Kiambu County are detaining four suspects believed to be in a human trafficking syndicate in the country.

In a statement from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) the suspects Rosemary Nyambura, 42, Daniel Jamhuri aged 24, a 24 year old Kelvin Wambui and Hosiman Moche aged 42 are suspected to be behind the trafficking of 108 Ethiopians in to the country.

“After a tip off from the public, DCI headquarters sleuths pursued the matter and on reaching Kirigiti area in Kiambu County they found the 108 victims of human trafficking crowded in a single room,” read part of the statement.

The victims are aged between 13-35 years.

“The four suspects are believed to be among a huge network that plan and execute larger human trafficking activities and trading in human beings in the Horn of Africa,” further revealed the statement from the Transnational and Organised Crime Unit (TOCU).

The 108 Ethiopian nationals  are also being detained in separate police station in the county, awaiting legal procedures.

The detectives say human trafficking and trading in human beings has been going on in the world and Kenya remains alert over the security and human right issue.

The Coast region has also been singled out as one of parts of the country where cases of human trafficking have been reported.

In most scenarios, the victims are promised plumb jobs and alot of money abroad before they fall in to the trap.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also raised red flag urging Kenyans to be extra careful since human trafficking trade has escalated globally.

However, the government says it has invested on its intelligence and surveillance to curb the illegal trade.