- On Wednesday August 17th, and based on intelligence provided by Big Life Kenya, four men were arrested with 45 kg of ivory tusks.
- KWS and NPS arrested the men in the area of Memerush Simba Cement in the process of attempting to sell the ivory.
- The four were being held at Loitokitok Police station pending court arraignment.
Four Suspected Poachers Arrested With KWS Trying To Sell Game Trophies – Opera News
By allay (self media writer)
Four suspected poachers were arrested by Kenya Wildlife Service KWS trying to sell game trophies, Kajiado South Sub-County. This is according to the Facebook post by National Police Service Commission on Wednesday evening.
“Today, four suspected poachers were apprehended by a joint team of Kenya Wildlife Service and Police officers from Loitoktok Police Station.” The post read out.
Together with intelligence cops, officers arrested the four male suspects who were trying to sell in the game trophies in Simba Cement area, Kajiado South Sub-County.
The four are now in cell pending their arraignment in court.
The elephant trophies have been kept safely at the police station as evidence.
Taking part in poaching and hawking of game trophies is unlawful and attracts hefty fines.
Preservation of wildlife is vital for Kenya and National Police Service urges members of public to take part in wildlife conservation and report any suspects destroying wildlife products to the authorities.