5-year-old girl rescued from a child trafficking attempt.

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A 5-year-old girl has been rescued by police from a child trafficking offence with the girl’s mother among the suspects.

The mother and other two women who conspired in the illicit act are detained by police in kieni west as the child is under the protection of a caregiver.

Kieni West Police Boss Wilfred Sicharani who confirmed the detention of the three suspects on Wednesday said police officers had rescued the child who had been smuggled to Laikipia county.

Paul Ngaca who reported the child missing, said that the mother of the child had indicated she had contacted individuals willing to ‘buy the child’ at Sh 200000.

Police begun their search and arrested the mother who had accompanied Ngaca to the police station, to report the child’s disappearance.

The girl was found in Mitero village in Laikipia county where two women were arrested in connection with the child trafficking offence.

The child is now under the care of Esther Muthoni who together with Ngaca run a feeding program for needy children.

The three suspects will be arraigned in Nanyuki.