Child trafficking syndicate busted in Nakuru, four arrested
20 February 2015, 17:33
Nakuru - Police in Free Area Estate Nakuru have arrested four women believed to be part of a cartel involved in a child trafficking syndicate.
Two babies aged two and four days were rescued from a house in Kiratina where a woman believed to be a midwife worked as a broker between pregnant mothers and buyers from across the country.
The rescued babies are currently receiving treatment at Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital.
Nakuru police boss, Bernard Kioko said that the four were arrested through the efforts of Nyumba Kumi and community policing leaders in the area.
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“Those who were arrested include two suspected buyers from Nairobi and Kisumu, a midwife, the mother of one infant and the plot owner,” said Kioko.
The four are being held at Nakuru Central police station as police investigations continue.
Kioko added that the four are believed to be part of a ring involved in the stealing children from Nairobi and hiding them in Nakuru before selling them out to clients from mainly Uganda.
“We have had many case of children being stolen from Nairobi and being found in Nakuru and we suspect this ring must be behind the vice,” he said.
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