22 people, according to Kenyan authorities, have been freed from Laos’ human trafficking networks in southeast Asia.
According to reports, an operation by the International Organization for Migration, the governments of Kenya and Laos, also resulted in the rescue of a Ugandan and a Burundian national.
A different group of Kenyans were recently rescued from human traffickers in Myanmar.
The ministry claims to have received distress calls from Kenyans who have become stranded after falling for work scams in a number of southeast Asian nations.
Some people receive promises of factory work but end up caught in prostitution or cybercrime rings instead.