Four Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers and two from the airport have reportedly been sent home to allow for investigations over human trafficking at JKIA between 2018 and 2019.
This is in accordance with a letter signed by the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Kenya Police Service Edward Mbugua.
“From reliable information reaching this office it is alleged that on diverse dates in 2018 and 2019 jointly with other police officers and Immigration offices at JKIA you have been involved in human trafficking.”
The six officers are linked to the multi-million dollar syndicate and the officers have been taken off duty to allow for investigations and further probing .
Advanced surveillance as been established after the US Department of State raised concerns that there were no investigations into official complicity, despite credible reports of traffickers obtaining fraudulent identity documents from corrupt officials.
Last year in October, some officials at the airport were dismissed on allegations of being involved in smuggling Ugandans to the Middle East for odd jobs, ranging from being househelps to porters and watchmen among others.