Police arrests three health workers in Kenya. They were senior medical of who indulged in child trafficking. Following an investigation into theft and sale of babies.
It was revealed that children were stolen from illegal clinics and at a Nairobi public hospital. Police arrests three health workers in kenya for this act.
The stolen babies were sold for as little as $400 (£300).
The police chief ordered an investigation into hospitals, and children’s homes in Nairobi, kenya.
Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai has disclosed after investigations revealing that senior medical officers were closely involved with the child traffickers.
The suspects which are the senior health workers have not commented on the issue.
The investigations uncovered a trade in children stolen from vulnerable mothers living on the street, and the existence of illegal clinics dotted around Nairobi, where babies are sold for as little as $400.
These investigations also revealed corruption at Mama Lucy Kibaki, a public hospital in Nairobi.
Fred Leparan, a clinical social worker at the hospital, was involved and pushed the sale of an abandoned two-week-old baby boy to undercover reporters, later accepting 300,000 shillings ($2,700;£2,000) in cash.
Both Mr Leparan and Mama Lucy Kibaki hospital declined requests to comment on the investigation’s findings.
On Tuesday, Kenya’s Labour and Social Protection Minister Simon Chelugui in a press conference said the culprits would face the “full force of the law”.
Mr Simon Chelugui also acknowledged that improvements to some of Kenya’s child protection services were needed.
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His colleague in the Interior Ministry Fred Matiang’i also added that human and drug trafficking are the biggest challenges Kenyan security was dealing with.
As it shows, there are no reliable statistics on child trafficking in the East African state, but a non-governmental organisation, Missing Child Kenya, said it had been involved in nearly 600 cases in the past three years