Two charged with trafficking dozens of Burundian women


Two men have been charged with trafficking people for purpose of exploitation by means of deception.

Kasso Abdalla Ebrahim (Kenyan Arab) and Bigirimana Hassan (Burundian) were charged trafficking 29 Burundian Nationals (all women) jointly with others not before court. The two are alleged to have committed the offence between 1st March and 21st April 2018 at Parkland Estate in Nairobi.

The accused persons were also charged that on the same date and place, trafficked by harboring the Burundians for the purpose of exploitation by abuse of position and vulnerability.

The two were further charged with interfering with travel documents on the same date and time. They were charged that jointly with others not before court, confiscated travel documents namely passports for the 29 Burundian nationals in furtherance of trafficking them.

On the fourth count, Ebrahim and Hassan who live in Parklands Estate plot No. 31, house No. 8 were charged with facilitating and aiding entry into Kenya of the said Burundians contrary to the constitution.

They denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi who granted them a bond of Sh 1 million or alternative cash bail of Sh 500,000.

The case will be mentioned on 7th and will be heard on 16th May 2018.