Baby Rescued as Childrens' Home Director Arrested Over Child-Trafficking

  • The Director of Good Samaritan Childrens' Home in Mathare, Nairobi was among two ladies arrested on Thursday over child-trafficking.

    A five-month old baby boy was also rescued in the operation.

    Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) believe that the baby was to be illegally offered for fostering as part of a trafficking plot.

    The baby is currently safe in police custody following the operation at Lucky Summer estate.

    Rahab Wanjiru and Mercy Mburu are to be arraigned in court on Friday, 19th October.

    They are expected to face a number of abuse and trafficking-related charges.

    The operation was undertaken by the DCI's Child Protection Unit.

    Kenyans called for greater scrutiny into childrens' homes to ensure they were not used to facilitate trafficking of minors.

    Kenya features in many international reports as a hotspot for trafficking of women and children.

    Earlier this year, detectives rescued 21 Nepalese girls in Westlands, Nairobi at a strip-club where they were put to work after being trafficked.