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Elephant tusks recovered as suspected poacher shot dead

Date Published: 07 May, 2012
Elephant tusks recovered as suspected poacher shot dead

Some of the Elephant tusks recovered in the past

Kenya Wildlife Service rangers were involved in two armed encounters with groups of suspected poachers in Tana River County.  In the first incident at Dakadima area, a suspected poacher was shot dead and an AK-47 rifle recovered. Further, 44 rounds of ammunition and two magazines were also recovered.  Five members of the gang escaped with possible injuries. In the second incident at Ananotu area near Garsen, a six-man gang engaged KWS rangers in a fierce gun fight. Following this encounter, 28 rounds of ammunition, three magazines of AK-47 rifle, two tusks of a mature elephant were recovered. All the six gang fled with injuries and a follow up on the same gang is still on.

The two gangs have been tracked for the last three days.   We appeal to members of the public in the general area around Tana River to report any suspicious person with gunshot wounds to report to the nearest police or KWS. They can also call  0728331981 or 0736506052 or 0770296352 , Members of the public are advised to be on the alert since this gang that escaped is still armed and dangerous.

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