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Five Arrested With 18 kg Ivory in Kajiado

Two Teachers Amongst Five Arrested with 18 kg of Ivory in Kajiado County

by Wycliffe, Kahawa Tungu

August 8, 2020

The five including a deputy headteacher at a local primary school identified as Nelson Wuantai Njiraini were nabbed by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). Others are Samson Ntinga, Francis Lakati Ngarua, Dickson Kirinkol and Emmanuel Kantet Swankei.

According to the DCI, the five had gone to the town looking for a potential buyer when they were arrested. They were using a Toyota Probox bearing registration number KCB 980D and a motorbike when the detectives pounced on them.The DCI said the car is owned by the teacher.
“All placed in custody pending arraignment, with the KWS Intelligence & Investigation Unit notified for further procedural action, ” said DCI. The arrest comes barely a month after an elephant was found killed by suspected poachers at Emotoroki area in the county.
Cases of poaching are not new in the country with several individuals linked to illegal act having been arrested in the past.

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