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Two suspected ivory dealers held over elephant tusks

Date Published: 09 Aug, 2012
Two suspected ivory dealers held over elephant tusks

KWS Spokesperson, Mr Paul Mbugua, displays firearms and rounds of ammunition recovered from suspected poachers at a past press conference.

Two suspected ivory dealers were yesterday (July 8, 2012) intercepted while in possession of two pieces of ivory at Ngarariga area on the outskirts of Nanyuki, Laikipia County. 

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers were following up intelligence leads on the suspects. The two suspects, Mr. Josphat Muriuki Kiruthu and Mr. David Njogu Gathoni were booked at Nanyuki Police Station awaiting arraignment in a Nanyuki court this afternoon.

Last week KWS rangers arrested 44 suspected poachers and recovered one M16 rifle with 10 rounds of ammunitions across the country. 

We are 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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