- On May 16th, 2021, police and rangers of the Kenya Wildlife Service arrested 3 men in Maralal town centre with 4 ivory tusks weighing approximately 15 kg.
- The names of the accused have not been released and they are being arraigned in Maralal Law courts today.
- Police believed the accused were on their way to another destination.
Police arrest three with ivory worth Ksh 1.7 million – KBC
Written By: KBC Reporter
May 17, 2021 11:14
Police have arrested three suspected poachers with 13 kilograms of ivory worth Ksh 1.7 million in Maralal town Samburu County.
While confirming the incident, Maralal OCPD Mr Alex Rotich said the three were arrested after officers from Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigation got information got a tip-off from members of the public.
“Intelligence from KWS and DCI got information and the suspects were arrested at the center of Maralal town, the suspects were planning to transport the ivory to an unknown market destination,” he said
He said that suspects were found with four horns of elephants, a situation that is indicating that two elephants were killed by illegal poachers at Barsaloi, Opiroi areas. The suspects will be arraigned in court today to answer the charges.
The OCPD urged residents of Maralal town to be alert and protect the wild animals from poachers warning that government is alert against the prohibited vice.