22 Kenyans are saved by the government from Laos’ human trafficking.

As more Kenyans who believe they are stuck in Myanmar continue to seek assistance, the government has managed to free 22 of them from human trafficking gangs in Laos.

One Ugandan and one Burundian were also saved, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement to newsrooms on Friday.

The ministry disclosed that the 24 East Africans who are currently in the custody of various State authorities were rescued thanks to a cooperative effort between Kenya, Laos, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

“The government in liaison with the Government of Laos and IOM has rescued 22 Kenyans, a Ugandan and a Burundian from trafficking cartels in Laos. It is now emerging that there could be hundreds of mostly young Kenyans working in ‘fraud factories’ in South East Asia,” stated the ministry.

As more Kenyans who believe they are stuck in Myanmar continue to seek assistance, the government has managed to free 22 of them from human trafficking gangs in Laos.

The government believes that some of the factories from which the victims were recovered may have been storage and extraction sites for human organs.

The ministry emphasizes the revival of the hitherto illegal activity of human trafficking and claims that cartels are now enticing young people under the pretense of well-paying jobs, spreading it across the continent.

“They have established local networks and gangs that help them either lure the victims or transport them through various countries in the region. This new breed includes young and techno-savvy individuals, well-educated, computer literate, and multilingual. Others are offered training in computer applications for ten days before commencing ‘work.’”

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