Human Trafficking & Electronic Evidence Workshop, Nairobi, Kenya

Human trafficking is a crime that forcefully involves both men and women including children all over the world. According to the United Nations, human trafficking affects every country in the world, but it’s not talked about enough.

AGA-Africa in collaboration with the Judiciary Training Institute (JTI) and the British High Commission (BHC) held a three-day workshop on Human Trafficking and Electronic Evidence from 11th to 13th November 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. The training brought together 50 magistrates from several parts of the country and was aimed at sharing knowledge on the tools and techniques used in the Detection, Investigation and Prosecution of Human Trafficking in Kenya.

The workshop was officially opened by Hon. Justice Kathurima M’Inoti, Director of Judiciary Training Institute and graced by Hon. Lady Justice Jessie Lesiit, Presiding Judge, Criminal Division of the High Court of Kenya, Hon. Francis Andayi, Chief Magistrate, Milimani Law Courts, Jennifer Bairner, Criminal Justice Advisor, British High Commission, Dr. Freda Githiru, Deputy Director, Judiciary Training Institute and Markus Green, AGA-Africa Board Member.

The workshop was led by seasoned facilitators who included Hon. Judge Sean D. Wallace, Judge of the Circuit Court for the Seventh Circuit of Maryland , Justin McNabney, Deputy Chief of the Human Trafficking Response Unit, New York County District, Raffaela Belizaire, Deputy Chief of the Hate Crimes Unit, New York County District, Chris Gay, Co-founder and president of Freedom Now Africa, Stephen Kiptinness, Senior Partner Technology and Intellectual Property (TIP) Practice, Dr. Isaac Rutenberg, Director of the Center for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) at Strathmore Law School, Hon. Abdulqadir Lorot, Judicial Officer, JTI, Sandro Donati, Crime Prevention & Criminal Justice Officer, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Regional Office for Eastern Africa (UNODC-ROEA), Bernard K. Chepkwony, superintendent of police, Directorate of criminal investigation, Evelyn Mboya, Officer in-charge, Cyber division, Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit (AHTCPU), David Gitau, Detective Constable at the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit (AHTCPU), Ruth Juliet Gachanja, Child rights and Anti-human Trafficking Advisor, and Sophie Otiende, Programme Consultant, Awareness Against Human Trafficking (HAART) Kenya.