The Suspect, Trizah Mossian
Migori Police have apprehended a 23-year-old woman, who on Thursday, February 27 took to the streets of Migori Town to auction her two daughters aged 4 and 2 years for Ksh200, 000 each.
Shortly before her arrest, Trizah Mossian told K24 Digital that she wanted to raise Ksh400, 000 so that she could buy land in Kampala, Uganda, where her twin sons, who are in Class Five, will build their house later in life.
The sons, she said, are being housed by her friend who lives in Kisumu.
“I am a beggar who occasionally visits the shores of Lake Victoria in Rusinga, Mbita and Migingo islands, where Good Samaritans give me money for upkeep,” she said.
“Once I get the money, I send it to my friend in Kisumu who is looking after my sons,” added Mossian.
The mother-of-four says her two daughters were sired by two different men, a Kenyan and a Tanzanian man.
Mossian further said her twin sons were also sired by a different man.
“I chose to sell my daughters, and not my sons because I am unable to fend for all of them. I couldn’t sell my sons because they are already grown.”
A witness, Ayub Otieno Omondi, told K24 Digital that the suspect arrived in Migori from Sirare.
“She sat in an abandoned stall and started hawking her kids, shouting out the price,” said Omondi.
Police from Migori post arrived and arrested the woman after residents began roughing her up over her decision to sell the children.
Mossian is staring at a possible 30-year jail term should she be arraigned and found guilty of attempting to sell her children.