HUMAN TRAFFICKING SUSPECTED

Limuru residents want police to probe 'suspicious men'

2 suspects arrested as locals fear

In Summary

• On Sunday, Limuru DCI Paul Makonge led police officers to raid the building and arrested two directors.

• The police boss said the duo did not have proper documents to operate an overseas bureau, and they suspected human trafficking happens there.

Limuru deputy county commissioner Charles Mukele speaking to journalists on Wednesday.
Limuru deputy county commissioner Charles Mukele speaking to journalists on Wednesday.
Image: GEORGE MUGO

Residents of Limuru town in Kiambu county have urged police to investigate men who frequent a building where two people were arrested on Sunday on suspicion of human trafficking.

The building is opposite Manguo Primary School.

Simon Rimui on Wednesday said, "All we know is that the building is owned by an Arab, and is alleged to train women on jobs available in the Middle East. Our question is, what do the men we see there every day come to do?"

 

"We want the police to investigate fully and bring to light what happens there. We applaud them for the raid they did." 

On Sunday, Limuru DCI Paul Makonge led police officers to raid Gulf Institute. Two directors were arrested.

The police boss said the duo did not have proper documents to operate an overseas bureau, and they suspected human trafficking happens there.

Makonge also took 60 women to Tigoni police station, where they recorded statements on what happens in the building.

"The women are helping us with investigations," he said.

Resident Beth Muthoni said, "We do not want to say radicalisation is ongoing, but we fear it might happen and that is why we call for thorough investigations as to what is being taught there too." 

 Limuru deputy county commissioner Charles Mukele urged residents to provide the government with information as the DCI moves in to investigate further.

 

Mukele said investigations into the allegations were underway.

"We urge people to keep us updated since investigations are going on. Every tip we are getting will be acted upon and people should not fear anything at all," he assured resident.