The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has launched investigations into an online cartel that has been luring schoolgirls from their homes to partying orgies that go on for days.
This comes after a number of parents from Nairobi’s Kayole and Komarock areas reported that their daughters had been missing from their homes for days.
In a statement, DCI boss George Kinoti said that the girls were lured out of their homes through a social media account named Carty-gang-ent.
He said the cartel has been using internationally-registered telephone numbers, although they operate from Nairobi.
“A number of worried parents from Nairobi’s Kayole and Komarock reported to us that their daughters had gone missing from home for days. The parents only reported their daughters were missing after they failed to go home several days later,” said Kinoti.
“While being interrogated by detectives attached to DCI’s Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit and the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau, the young girls revealed how they were lured from their homes and linked up in partying joints in Nairobi.”
Kinoti said that the members of the cartel would be hunted down and be made to answer for their crimes.
He urged parents to take a keen interest in their children’s activities at home and on social media.
“As the investigations go on, we wish to issue a stern warning to individuals taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic to prey on school girls who are at home, especially through the social media networks, that their days are numbered, ” he added.