Kenyan woman forced into prostitution rescued from captors

Kenyan woman forced into prostitution rescued from captors

A Kenyan woman was rescued from her captors by Delhi Police after she was illegally confined to a flat in south Delhi’s Rajpur Khurd Extension.

The woman, identified as Gladys Wambui Mwangi, 26, has alleged that she was also forced into prostitution during her confinement. A Kenyan national has been arrested while the police are on the lookout for the second accused.

The incident came to light on the night of July 17, when the Political Counsellor from Embassy of Kenya, Frederick Ndegwa, reported that he had received a call from Mwangi who had reported that she had been illegally confined to a flat and forced into prostitution.

“After we got the complaint we tried to track down the victim. However, she was taken to the location from the airport and then was confined to the flat. She did not know the location,” a police officer said.

Police track victim

The police tracked her location to a house in Rajpur Khurd Extension with the help of GPS coordinates, through her phone. The woman was rescued from the spot and one of the accused, Alice Njoki, was arrested.

Upon the interrogation of the accused it was revealed that the victim had come in contact with Njoki, who used to live in the same locality as the victim: Mombasa Nyali Street in Kenya.

The accused had allegedly lured the woman under the pretext of a job offer for which she travelled to New Delhi.

“Mwangi was told that she would be offered a job as a secretary in China. She was told that it would be a high paying job and she would have to come to Delhi after which she would make her way to China.

­However, when she came to Delhi she was taken to the flat straight from the airport.
After she reached the flat her passport and other documents were seized and she was forced to undergo sex work,” added the officer.

Mwangi somehow managed to find a cell phone and called up the political counsellor in Kenyan Embassy.

“The counsellor asked her to contact the embassy official. She contacted the embassy who told her to give her location, when she could not the police was contacted after which she was tracked,” added the officer. A case was registered at Mehrauli police station.

The police are on the lookout for the second accused who is also a Kenyan.

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