Three To Face Child Trafficking Charges

Police in Homa Bay are looking for the parents of a two-year-old who was sold for Ksh 80,000 in a suspected child trafficking event.

Three To Face Child Trafficking Charges

According to a child trafficking case filed at the Kendu Bay police station on Thursday night, the young one was purchased for Ksh 80,000 in Keroka, Nyamira County, and then transported to Nyaburi Village in Karachuonyo, Homa Bay.

Reports show that the police officers from the station received information about a particular car carrying an abducted child along the Oyugis-Kendu Bay route while they were out on patrol.

The police then set up an ambush and took the driver of that car into custody.

The driver led the officers to a home in Karachuonyo, where they found a 62 – year old woman.

"The driver, identified as George Ochieng, led officers to a house where three suspects were arrested," the statement read.

The house was searched and the little boy was found inside it was rescued. The police then arrested the woman identified as Ruth Aoko, along with two people said to be her accomplices; Winny Ginjo, and Molly Akinyi.

According to the police, all of the suspects are being detained waiting to appear in court to answer the charges of child trafficking.

Meanwhile, the police are currently pursuing leads in an effort to find the boy's parents. The police have urged the public to help them locate the parents of the rescued child.