Indian, Kenyan detained over JKIA human trafficking ring


Patel Kutulkumar Govindbhai and Patroba Odhiambo Tobia
Patel Kutulkumar Govindbhai and Patroba Odhiambo Tobia. Photo/AGNES OLOO

An Indian national and a Kenyan will be detained for five days over a human trafficking syndicate through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

Patel Kutulkumar Govindbhai and Patroba Odhiambo Tobia appeared in court on Thursday.

It is alleged that they involved in a networked syndicate which makes and issue fake American visas and Kenyan passports.

In November last year, 79 foreigners were rescued from human traffickers at Mlango Kubwa area in Starehe Constituency, Nairobi.

Police said the victims aged between 19-45 were discovered following a tip off.

They included 75 Comorans, three Ugandans and a Congolese.

Another 90 had been rescued from different parts of Nairobi the previous day.

Two months before that, 10 Ugandans were intercepted being allegedly smuggled to the Middle East.

Director of Immigration Alexander Muteshi revealed that a Kenyan was arrested over the incident and would be arraigned in court.

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