This incident happened in Dagoretti, Nairobi county where a mother almost transferred custody of her children to unknown individuals after signing adoption documents without going through them to verify the alleged ‘sponsorship; claims.
According to her, she was hurriedly signed the documents because the two individuals promised to provide her children with all needs till they are old enough to cater for themselves. The deal was so good that she gave in so easily because her financial needs are far beyond her earnings. Obviously, she thought her prayers were being answered.
It was the day they came to take her children away that she became aware of what was happening before her eyes. Through her effort and well wishers, they were able to rescue the two children with albinism from their abductors. In fact, that was when she read through the documents she signed–a raw deal that she yoked herself into.
The two suspects were arrested and charged with attempted kidnapping and human trafficking.
In recent years, cases of kidnapping persons born without skin pigmentation have been on the rise in East Africa with Tanzania being the final destination. The victims end up being killed for their body parts that are allegedly vital in making witchcraft brews and concoctions. With the black market price attracting about $75,000 for a whole albino body, this illegal business is still rampant even when strict measures are in place to curb this vice.
To the parents, the area chief said that this was not the first case reported about dubious sponsorship and adoption claims. He warned that before signing any document one should be sure about the deal before putting the signature down on paper. Oh yes! When the deal seems so good, think twice.