Detectives on Tuesday, September 6, rescued 18 victims of human trafficking, who had been harboured at a house in Athi River, enroute to a destination in the Gulf where they were to be sold as slaves.
In a raid conducted by sleuths from the Transnational Organized Crimes Unit last evening, the 18 were about to be shipped out of the country when the hawk-eyed detectives arrived and rescued them, following Intelligence leads.
Three suspects Abdullahi Hussein Mohamed, 32, Hassan Ibrahim Godana, 35, and Chari Dulacha, 40 were arrested during the late evening raid.
The rescue of the victims and subsequent arrest of the suspects comes in the wake of increased cases of mistreatment of migrant workers in the gulf.
Jobseekers are advised to be wary of unscrupulous employment agents who are not recognized by the government but end up sneaking out immigrants without proper documentation.
The trio is currently in custody at Muthaiga Police station being processed for arraignment.
Meanwhile, the rescued victims are in protective custody as detectives continue with their documentation.