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25 Female Burundians Rescued From Human Traffickers In Kiambu

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Human Trafficking in Kenya. [Courtesy]

Detectives from the Transnational Organized Crime, this morning rescued 25 female victims of human trafficking in a house belonging to Mr Nicholas Mugambi Waigwa.

The 25 women aged between 24 and 33 years, all Burundians, were set for trafficking to unknown destinations.

The human traffickers; Ms Mercy Kaaia, Ms Lydia Wairimu and Ms Susan Nyambura Nganga have been arrested.

Burundians have been an easy target for human traffickers, who promise them jobs in the Middle East.

Read: Kenyan Arrested Trafficking 10 Ugandans To The Middle East

On March 7, Mr Francis Njuguga Kagunda was accused of attempting to traffic two Burundians to Saudi Arabia.

DCI boss George Kinoti said the two victims; Nduwimana Gretta (29) and Nzigimana Rebecca (31) were intercepted as they prepared to board a plane to Saudi Arabia.

In February, detectives arrested a taxi driver and rescued two Burundi nationals suspected to be victims of human trafficking.

The two women were intercepted by police as they also prepared to depart the country to the Middle East.

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Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. Believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye.
Follow me on Twitter @FmuliKE. Email francis@kahawatungu.com

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