1500 kilos of Zebra Meat Seized in Nairobi Meat Market
Zebras of Mpala, Kenya (courtesy Irene Akinyi)

1500 kilos of Zebra Meat Seized in Nairobi Meat Market

SEEJ-AFRICA THUMBNAIL:

  • On Sunday July 18th, 2021, four men were arrested in one of the largest meat markets in Nairobi, trying to sell what was allegedly 1500 kg of zebra meat.
  • Acting on a tip, KWS and police made the arrest in what is known as the Burma Market, located in east Nairobi and within 250 meters of the police station.
  • In September 2019, three men were arrested for trying to sell 3000 kg of zebra, giraffe and buffalo meat at a Nairobi market. That case is still before the courts.
Anthony Njeru, Onesmus Thyaka Munyao and Sammy Oyaro Kelvin were arrested for being in possession of 1500kg of Zebra meat at Burma Market, Nairobi (courtesy The Standard/Nairobian)

1,500kilos of Zebra meat worth Sh700,000 found in Burma Market

BREAKING NEWS By Lilian Chepkoech | July 21st 2021
 
July 18th, 2021: Three businessmen from Burma Market have denied dealing in wild meat. The trio, Anthony Njeru, Onesmus Thyaka Munyao and Sammy Oyaro Kelvin were reportedly found handling about 1500kg of Zebra meat valued at Sh700,000 at Burma Market on July 18.
 
Francis Kimani Nyago, a butcher with others not before the court were also found preparing the 1500kg of Zebra Meat in unsanitary condition on the same day and place.
 
The Kenya Wildlife Service and police officers from Shauri Moyo invaded Burma Market after a tip off from the public. Upon investigating, it was discovered that the suspects did not have a permit to sell game meat. Consequently, they were taken to Shauri Moyo police station.
 
The state prosecutor, Robert Ogallo, told the court that Zebra is an endangered species despite its tremendous contribution to the economy. And to discourage wildlife hunting, he urged the court to impose harsh bond terms against the suspects.
 
Following his submission, each of the accused was released on a bond of Sh500,000 or an alternative cash bail of Sh150,000. The case will be heard on August 29.

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