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Guns, arrow recovered from suspected poacher

23 January 2014, 09:41 Joseph Njung’eh

Nairobi - Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers in Mweiga arrested a suspected poacher at Aberdare forest Wednesday evening and recovered three modified guns from him.

Central Kenya police boss, Larry Kyeng said the guns were modified to enable them kill elephants, rhinos and lions.

Speaking at his offices in Nyeri town, Kyeng said the officers were in patrol when they recovered the firearms following a tip from members of the public.

“The KWS rangers were patrolling the forest when they discovered the firearms and initial investigations led to arrest of one prime suspect while his three accomplices escaped,” said Kyeng, noting that the firearms did not have ammunition.

The rangers also recovered some clothes and shoes packed in a sack, an axe suspected to be used in cutting the animals’ flesh and an arrow which police said could be used for injecting the animals with poison.

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He said an adult elephant was killed in Solio ranch Monday night, stating that the arrested suspect could have had a hand in the killing of the animal. However, the animal’s tusks were not recovered.

Kyeng appealed to the community living around the forest to continue cooperating with the police in order to eradicate poaching.

He further commended the national assembly for passing the Wildlife Act saying its provisions have stiff penalties which will help to fight poaching.

“The poachers should realize that the Wildlife Act is in operation now and it is good to be familiar with the law. If one is found guilty of killing the endangered species, he will be subjected to a life sentence or fine of up to KES 20 million,” said the police chief as he issued a stern warning.

The Mount Kenya region assistant director of conservation, Aggrey Maumu said that in the last one year, ten rhinos have died in Solio and Aberdare forest.

He said seven rhinos were gunned down by poachers while three died under natural circumstances.

The incident happened just two days after two other suspects, including a policeman, were shot dead by the rangers at Solio ranch.

The policeman, George Nderitu was a guard at Central Bank in Nyeri town and had asked for permission to visit his family only for him to indulge in the illegal business.

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