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Kenyan Minister Helps Police Rescue 5 Captive Singers

A Kenyan minister personally intervened to help police rescue five singers who say they were being held against their will in a Nairobi nightclub.

Kenyan police say Immigration Minister Jebii Kilimo received a text message about the women on her mobile phone, and alerted police, who raided the nightclub late Tuesday and rescued the singers.

The five Indian women claimed their travel documents had been confiscated when they arrived in Kenya. They say they were forced to sing in the club, and were locked up during the day.

Authorities say Ms. Kilimo took the women to an unknown destination for safe custody.

Kenyan police are investigating the incident.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.