Thirteen Ethiopian immigrants detained
04 April 2016, 14:26
Kwale – Thirteen Ethiopian immigrants were detained on
Sunday night along the Kenya-Tanzania border.
According The Star the police have since launched an
investigation into a possible human trafficking syndicate.
Msabweni police boss, Joseph Omijah said that immigrants are
being smuggled to South Africa via the Indian Ocean.
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According to non-governmental organisation, Awareness
Against Human Trafficking (HAART) Kenya has the highest rate of human
trafficking in both Central and East Africa. As a source, transit, and
destination country, Kenyan urban centres such as Nairobi and Mombasa provide
both the supply and demand required to grow the industry. Often victims are
trafficked either to or through Kenya from neighboring countries such as South
Sudan, Somalia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.
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