1 June 2011

Kenya: Poison Meat Kills Poacher in Tsavo East

An poacher died yesterday after eating meat from an elephant that was killed using poisoned arrows. Ndunda Musango, 32, was among several poachers who entered Tsavo East national park two weeks ago to look for the treasured elephant ivory.

According to Kitui OCPD Lillian Okembo, the poachers killed the elephant using poisoned arrows. They then cut up huge chunks of meat which they roasted and ate.

After a few hours, the poachers started experiencing severe abdominal pains forcing them to abandon their mission. The deceased was found by passersby who took him to a health centre for treatment where he died. Illegal poachers have been invading the park armed with crude weapons where they kill wild animals for meat and ivory.

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