Kenyan detectives rescue 21 Nepali girls

July 20, 2018 16:55 PM Pratik Rimal


KATHMANDU, July 20: Twenty one Nepali girls who were working illegally in two famous strip clubs of Westlands in Nairobi, Kenya were rescued after a raid operation, according to Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

A tweet by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) states that “Detectives from the DCI Anti-Human Trafficking & Child Protection Unit and the Transnational Organized Crime Unit last night raided two clubs in Mogotio Road, Westlands and rescued 21 Nepalese girls who had been Trafficked to Kenya for Exploitation.

Nairobi’s police sources said the girls were being held at a victim rescue centre ran by the Transnational Crime Squad as investigations continue. "If it is proved they are in the country legally, they will be released. But if not, then the agency will decide on whether to take them back to Nepal," the source was quoted saying to Capital News, an online portal of Kenya.

“Three perpetrators were arrested and will be charged for various offences under The Counter-Trafficking in Persons Act (Act No.8 of 2010).” 

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations declined to comment further due to security reasons. 

"For security reasons we can’t disclose more. For more information please contact your Embassy here in Kenya," a message by the DCI on Twitter said. 

 

#Detectives from the #DCI Anti-Human Trafficking & Child Protection Unit and the Transnational Organized Crime Unit last night raided #two clubs in Mogotio Road, Westlands and rescued 21 Nepalese girls who had been Trafficked to Kenya for Exploitation. pic.twitter.com/6mXc7EA4DO

— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) July 20, 2018

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