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Six suspected trophy dealers held over skins

Date Published: 09 Nov, 2012
Six suspected trophy dealers held over skins

Six suspects arrested in Rongai on Wednesday holding trophies they were caught with at KWS offices in Nairobi.

Six suspected trophy dealers were arrested with five pieces of animal skins at Rongai Township in Kajiado County on Wednesday (November 7, 2012). They were found in possession of two leopard and three python skins believed to have been brought for sale in the township from Makueni.

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials were trailing the suspects, said to have boarded a public transport from Makueni on Tuesday (November 6, 2012), after members of the public volunteered information leading to their arrest.

They were booked at Langata Police Station awaiting arraignment at a Kibera court.

Meanwhile, four suspected ivory dealers are being held at a remand facility in Nairobi after they failed to raise Sh1 million bond each to secure their release.

Ali Adow Alio, Abdi Rahman Sheikh Dahir, Noor Ali Hassan and Ibrahim Ali Hussein were arraigned before a Kibera Law Courts in Nairobi County on Friday (November 2, 2012). The suspects were arrested in possession of 255kgs pieces of ivory in three separate incidences in a joint operation by Kenya police and KWS officials on Friday (November 2, 2012).

The suspects denied the charges and were to be released on a bond of Sh1 million each with surety of similar amount. However, they have remained in police custody after they failed to raise the bond value.

The suspects will appear for a mention of their case at the same court on Friday (November 16, 2012). The hearing is set for February 4, 2013.



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