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Two suspected bush meat dealers held over 600kg of giraffe meat

Date Published: 03 Aug, 2012
Two suspected bush meat dealers held over 600kg of giraffe meat

Some of the bush meat recovered during a past KWS operation.

Two suspected bush meat dealers were yesterday Thursday (August 2, 2012) intercepted with 600kg of fresh giraffe meat at Kitengela Township on the outskirts of Nairobi.

The meat in eight dirty gunny bags, was destined for the popular Burma Market in Nairobi. It was said to have been from Bissil area in Kajiado County. The meat was being transported in a Probox saloon car registration number KBQ 379M.

The two suspects, Mr Daniel Njoroge Kimani and the driver, Mr Simon Kimani, were booked at Kitengela Police Station awaiting arraignment in a Kajiado court this morning Friday (August 3, 2012).

Cases of bush meat trade are on the increase and the public are warned that such meat is slaughtered and transported in unhygienic conditions, is not inspected and could be harmful.

We are further appealing to the public to inform Kenya Wildlife Service or the police whenever they see people engaging in wildlife crime for the necessary action to be taken.

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