BY NT CORRESPONDENT.
An Indian national who claimed to be the owner of a private club located at Diamond Plaza in Parklands area in Nairobi has been charged with human trafficking in Nairobi.
Ankur Ghansshy Ambayai Patel appeared before Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Ankur is accused that on August 3 of 2019 at Diamond Plaza in Nairobi jointly with others not before is accused of harbouring or receiving five females, two Indians and three Nepalese nationals who are alleged to be belly dancers.
The prosecution requested the court to grant them a special hearing dates so as to dispense the victims who are being harboured in a safe house.
The accused was released on cash bail of one million and a bond of one million with one surety of the same amount.
The hearing of the criminal case to proceed. He was arrested by officers from DCI Special Crime Unit.
Ankur is charged few days after Director of Public of Prosecution Noordin Haji said human trafficking is an abuse of of human dignity and rights. Haji was speaking during World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
“Trafficking in Persons is an abuse to human dignity and human rights. It exploits the vulnerability for sexual exploitation, forced labour, slavery by means of deception, fraud, coercion and abuse of power.” said DPP Haji.
The chief prosecutor added that for the prosecution to continue making the war against human trafficking successful, it has embarked on partnerships for capacity building of Prosecutors, established the Counter-trafficking in Persons Unit.