Two people suspected to have been trafficking Kenyans to Middle East will today appear before a court in Nairobi.
The country’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has nabbed the suspects on Sunday following operations in Easliegh, Somali community inhibited neighbourhood.
According to the police, the two allegedly wanted to transport 11 Kenyans aged between 23-30 years to Middle East for slavery.
The police identified the two as Thabit Hanni Yaseen Radman and Faren Yassin Radman.
They were also arrested, said to have been the masterminds of the trafficking.
The foreigners were allegedly recruiting the young women for unspecified jobs in the Middle East.
“Following at tip off from the members of the public that there were several people locked in a single room at Ushirika Estate within Eastleigh DCI detectives based at Pangani proceeded to the said location where in one room they found two foreign nationals namely Thabit Hanni Yaseen Radman and Faren Yassin Radman,” DCI tweeted.
DCI said further search in the adjacent room believed to have been rented by the said foreigners resulted to the rescue of eleven Kenyans aged between 23-30 years,” tweeted the DCI.
Kenya has been mapped by US as a source, destination, and transit for trafficking.
Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman are listed as the hot spots for human trafficking from Kenya and other East African countries.