KWS intercepts rhino horns worth KES 10 million
24 September 2014, 15:13
Nyeri - Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers have intercepted five kilograms of rhino horns with a street value of KES 10 million at Chaka market in Nyeri County.
Criminal Investigating Officer (CIO), Isaiah Oyoo said the rangers arrested two suspects who were ferrying the horns on a motorbike.
He said the arrests were made following information from the public.
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“KWS rangers got information from members of the public that there were suspected poachers intending to sell the horns. The rangers rushed there and managed to arrest them,” said Oyoo.
He said the suspects are aged 25 and 30 years and will be arraigned soon as investigations continue.
The officer lauded members of public for volunteering information noting that poaching incidents mostly targeting rhinos and elephants have been on the rise in Nyeri and Laikipia counties.
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