The Star (Nairobi)

25 January 2013

Kenya: Narok Police Seize 6,000 Kg of Giraffe Meat

TRAFFIC police in Narok on Wednesday arrested a suspected poacher ferrying bush meat in a matatu in Narok town. Corporal David Chumo and Constable Nicholas Musango arrested the man, who had refused to stop when flagged down at the Siyaibei on the Narok-Nai- robi highway.

The officers found him with 6,000kg of giraffe meat believed to be from the world-famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Narok police boss Peterson Maelo said he believes the meat was headed for sale in Nairobi.

The meat was packed in gunny bags. Maelo said bush meat dealers sell the meat cheaply to butcheries in Nairobi. He asked Narok people to buy meat from licensed butcheries.

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