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Human-trafficking ring busted, 16 rescued

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have busted a human-trafficking ring, rescuing 16 aliens on the Marsabit-Isiolo highway.

The aliens who were aboard three vehicles were being trafficked by 6 suspects who are now in lawful custody.

traffickingThe suspects have since been identified as: Abdi Majid Hassan, Abdirahman Hussein Abdi, Mohammed Ahmed, Jamal Ali, Somo Wario, Salad Huka, Adullahi Mohammed and Abbas Yusuf.

The suspects will be arraigned in court to answer to charges of human trafficking.

The Counter-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2010 criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of 15 years to life imprisonment, a fine of not less than 5 million Kenyan shillings or both.

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Third suspect appears in court over Kevin Omwenga’s murder

A third suspect in the murder of Kelvin Omwenga- a Nairobi businessman- was arraigned in court on Thursday.

Detectives probing the murder asked the Nairobi court to detain Vatha Bahati- a Congolese national- as sleuths seek to establish his connection to the murder.

Vatha BAhatiThe suspect was however released on a Ksh.100,000 cash bail after defence lawyers opposed the application by the prosecution, saying two other suspects had already been charged with the murder. Learn more

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