Kenyan Police [Photo: Twitter DCI Kenya]
Nov, 23rd 2020 – Police in Kenya are investigating an online cartel that is luring girls stuck at home due to the pandemic to what officers describe as orgies. The case came to light after three missing teenagers were rescued by officers in Nairobi.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) posted on twitter saying, “The DCI wishes to inform the public that we are hunting down members of the cartel and they’ll be apprehended to answer for their crimes.”
The three told police they had seen a social media account that invited them to “parties” in the city. Police have warned parents to keep a close eye on their children’s activities.
Cases of young girls going missing with some being promised jobs, have been reported in the recent days in Kenyan Media. Earlier in the week, a relative to one of the missing girls appealed on twitter fearing she had been trafficked or kidnapped. The relative stated that the girl had gone missing on Saturday after being lured by people promising modelling jobs.
In the video, the woman says, “My cousin along with the 16-year-old girls, six of them, have not been seen since.”
Wadau hapa kuna ngori pic.twitter.com/k5NdoRbehX— Arson Wenger (@BlackBarmitzvar) November 20, 2020
Police tweeted on Friday that child protection detectives had rescued three of the seven girls reported missing. They continued to say that efforts to trace the others still continue, but failed to mention if any arrests were made or details of where the girls were found.
The DCI noted that the cartel operated from Nairobi and was using internationally registered telephone numbers. The DCI tweeted, “As investigations go on we wish to issue a stern warning to individuals taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic to prey on school girls, Their days are numbered.”