A woman described as a Saudi princess has been arrested in California and accused of human trafficking.
By David Odongo
The Nairobian has unearthed a scheme where poor teenage girls are trafficked from villages in India and Nepal to Nairobi on a tourist visa, but are then being subjected to sexual slavery by rich Asian businessmen.
A non-governmental organisation championing for rights of children has sued the state over it's failure to operationalize law on human trafficking.
The organisation says the continued delay or postponement to operationalise the counter trafficking in persons Act amounts to violation of human rights.
Effectively combating transnational and cross border crimes requires close cooperation and commitment of several states, because it surpasses a single nation to combat crimes such as terrorism, human and drug trafficking. It is in this regards that Rwanda National Police hosted the Eastern Africa police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO) Police Command Post Exercise (PCXPX).
Rwanda Media High Council and Immigration departments have called Journalists to hold tight their pens and other work equipment to back up the fight against human trafficking particularly children business, it has been requested.
Three nights a week, Grace Odembo puts on her special dress and bright lipstick and ventures out into the summer night. She heads to Mombasa's seedy nightclubs and waterfront bars, where local Kenyans and foreign tourists come to drink and women sell their bodies for money and alcohol.
A special committee to crack down on an illegal human trafficking syndicate in Kenya will visit Mombasa soon, Foreign Affairs assistant minister Richard Onyonka has said. Mombasa is one of the areas hardest hit by the human trafficking problem.
The report alleges that gay and bisexual men are lured from university campuses –particularly from Kenyatta University --- with promises of high-paying jobs and then transported to labor as sex workers for men in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Police in Kajiado, Nairobi are investigating an alleged multi-million shilling human trafficking racket that involves local security agents, according to a recent report by allAfrica.com.
Junior police officers from Mashuuru subdistrict headquarters accuse senior police officers of providing security to traffickers transferring refugees from the closed camps in Dadaab and Liboi through Konza, Mashuuru and Loitoktok before crossing to Tanzania.