- On the afternoon of February 11th, 2023, KWS officers received information of a man looking to sell 58 kg of ivory.
- An undercover KWS buyer came into contact with the buyer through two brokers.
- Shortly after 23:00hr, officers affected the arrest of the three men in the area of Ndunyu Njeru, located approximately 40 km north east of Naivasha and just west of the Aberdares Forest.
Note: At the time of the arrest, the accused, Edward Kaburu Nyaga, had an ongoing case in Meru court in which he was accused of dealing and possession of 22 kg of ivory under court file 1922/16. Shortly thereafter his arraignment on this charge, he was convicted and sentenced to a 2 million shilling fine or in default serve 5 years in jail.
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58 kg (12 pcs)
October 5th, 2023 (Hearing):
July 13th, 2023 (Mention): Hearing date set for October 5th, 2023.
February 13th, 2023 (Plea): DNA (did not attend)
Three businessmen arrested with 58kg of ivory
By Antony Gitonga | 2023-02-13