9 June 2013

Kenya: 32 Kenya Wildlife Service Officers Suspended Over Poaching

At least 32 Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) senior officers have been suspended to make way for investigations into increased poaching activities in their areas, Kenya's The Standard reported Saturday (June 8th).

The suspended officers include those in charge of parks throughout the country as well as several officers at KWS headquarters, said KWS Director William Kibet Kiprono.

The officers are suspected of collaborating with poachers and face permanent removal and legal charges if investigations confirm those suspicions, he said.

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