Two poachers are being held at Maua police station after they were arrested by Kenya Wildlife Service rangers while selling two ivories weighing 3kg at Giutine market. Meru National Park senior warden Kenneth Ochieng said the suspects will be arraigned in court after investigations.
“Our intelligence network gathered information that the poachers were about to deliver the ivory before we pounced on them. We have invested heavily in the neighbouring communities through the corporate social responsibility”, he said. Ochieng called upon the community to pass any information on poaching to them.
He said the residents should embrace the nyumba kumi initiative in order to easily identify the culprits. Ochieng said poachers should desist from the habit as it carries heavy penalties including life imprisonment.