Kenya: Child Trafficking Suspects Busted 'Smuggling' Newborn to Tanzania

Three people were on Saturday arrested at the Isebania border point on suspicion of engaging in child trafficking.

Customs and Border Control officials at the border detained two Kenyans and a Tanzanian and rescued a one-month old boy from the suspects.

The officials said initial investigations point to an elaborate syndicate in which Kenyan babies are taken to Tanzania, issued with birth certificates and returned.

Isebania One Stop Border Post (OSBP) Update:

Yesterday (20/07/2019), a one month old baby boy was rescued from three suspected child traffickers, a Tanzanian and two Kenyans. The suspects attempted to offer a bribe while being searched. pic.twitter.com/i5hsTM82AZ

- Commissioner, Customs & Border Control - KRA (@CommSafari) July 21, 2019

In April, a Tanzanian national was arrested by detectives in Maua town over child trafficking.

Musa Mbalu, 30, is believed to be behind a ring trafficking children with special needs and using them to beg at various strategic points.

Three children aged 12 years were rescued during the raid.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Nairobi News

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 150 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.