Four charged with human trafficking

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Four men have been charged with human trafficking in Nairobi.

Ali Mitano Liban, Abdinasir Walde Haile, Mohamed Makura Darche, Mohamed Walde Haile are accused of trafficking by receiving and transporting 11 Ethiopian nationals using a lorry for the purpose of exploitation.

The court are alleged to have committed the offence on 9th July 2019 at Makuyu along the Nyeri Nairobi highway within Murang’a North sub-county.

They denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku.

The prosecution objected the release of the accused persons on bail on grounds that their nationality is unknown.

The State believes the four are part of a powerful cartel operating within Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

The prosecution also requested for an early hearing for the victims to testify so that they can be repatriated back to their country.

The court will make its ruling on bail on Friday 12th and also conduct a pre-trial.