Two Nabbed in Eastleigh With Rhino Horns
July 2018: KWS wardens displays the horns of the rhinos that died after being transferred from Nairobi National Park [Beverlyne Musili, Standard]

Two Nabbed in Eastleigh With Rhino Horns

They were being tracked for the last three months.

by GILBERT KOECH   The Star   26 September 2020 – 16:49
Two suspects were on Saturday morning arrested at Nairobi’s Eastleigh area with two horns of rhinos.
 
Kenya Wildlife Service acting head of corporate communications Paul Jinaro said the two were arrested at 9am. “They were arrested by KWS law enforcement officers,” Jinaro said. 
 
Jinaro said the two – a Somalia woman and a male whose country of origin is not known – were being tracked by agencies for the last three months. “Papers used for making fake Kenyan currency were also found in their possession,” he said.
 
By the time of going to the press, they were still being interrogated at KWS headquarters by detectives.
 
The Wildlife Conservation and Management Act 2013 makes the handling of wildlife trophies an offence. The law imposes penalties of Sh20 million fine or imprisonment for life or both for offences against endangered species. 
 

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