Four more suspects arraigned in connection with the Nairobi child-theft syndicate

Four more suspects arraigned in connection with the Nairobi child-theft syndicate
A screen grab of the BBC expose on the child-theft syndicate.

Four more suspects have been arraigned in a Nairobi Court in connection with the recently busted child-theft syndicate operating in Nairobi.

A charge sheet seen by Citizen Digital says Dr. Musa Mohamed,Beatrice Njambi, Selina Awuor and Juliana Mbete are facing child trafficking charges contrary to Counter-Trafficking of Persons Act of 2010.

The four are said to have colluded on diverse dates between May 11, 2020 and November 17, 2020 at the Mama Lucy Hospital jointly with others not before the court to offer a 6-month-old baby for adoption with the aim of trafficking him.

On Tuesday police officers probing the matter had arrested three people in connection with the organized crime.

The prosecution sought to have the suspects detained for 2 days pending a conclusio of investigation into the matter.

Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital CEO Dr Emma Mutio, Dr.Regina Musembi and social worker Makallah Fred Leparan were presented before a Milimami court over the allegations of child trafficking.

The twisted syndicate, according to the police statement, has been enabled by several children homes and public hospitals within the capital.

An exposé by the BBC Eye had shone the spotlight on the thriving underworld of child trafficking in Kenya’s capital.

The damning expose showed how children were hawked off from unsuspecting parents and children homes to selfish individuals, leaving behind desolate parents and unresolved crimes.

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