Seven Kenyan girls aged 16 years have reportedly gone missing after they received calls from a US phone number.
The teenagers were lured out of their homes in Nairobi on the night of Saturday, November 14th through calls made from a US phone number, according to a cousin of one of the seven girls.
In a video circulated on social media, she says her cousin identified as Shanise Ndunge Muoka, and the girls were offered an opportunity to audition for an undisclosed movie role.
She adds that the girls were in contact with a Caucasian man and the phone number used to trap them does not go through.
Reports indicate the girls were last seen being transported to Mombasa.
Ndunge’s cousin says they believe the girls have been sex trafficked and the family is appealing to Kenyans to help them find their daughter and her colleagues.
The families are also working with the police to locate the teenagers.
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— Arson Wenger (@BlackBarmitzvar) November 20, 2020
Anyone with information that may lead to the tracing of the minors has been asked to report to the police or call 0720950724 or 0721365473.
The US Trafficking in Persons Report 2020 placed Kenya on the list of countries with the worst human trafficking trends in the world.