The Star (Nairobi)

24 October 2012

Kenya: Two Suspected Poachers Held

Two suspected poachers were last week arrested at Galana Ranch in Tsavo/Tana River border. Kenya Wildlife Service rangers had trailed the suspects for 42km following a tip-off from the public.

The poachers were suspected to have been involved in a spate of elephant killings in the area in the last couple of weeks. During the arrests, a G3 rifle, eight magazines and 476 bullets were recovered.

Meanwhile, one rifle was recovered in Ngare Narok and another at Kamwanga on the Kenya-Tanzania border. Two AK47 rifles seized at Kariand and Mackinon Shopping Centres near Voi.

In the same week, 23 other suspects were arrested and charged in law courts across the country for various wildlife-related crimes.

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