KWS pursue two rhino poachers in Nakuru
19 March 2014, 14:07
Nakuru - Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) on Tuesday launched a manhunt against two suspected poachers who escaped at Lake Nakuru National park.
The poachers, who were in gang of three, fled the scene after one of them was killed by KWS rangers as they attempted to kill rhinos inside the park.
KWS director, William Kiprono said that they will not relent in the fight against poaching in all parks in the country.
“We have launched a manhunt for poachers who escaped because we have to safeguard our wildlife,” he said.
Kiprono said that rhino poaching in the country has become a national security matter and calls for more efforts to curb.
He said that currently the country has 1 036 rhinos which ought to be protected against poachers.
Kiprono said that KWS rangers will start using sniffer dogs to fight poaching in all the sanctuaries where the 'big five' inhabit.
He added that the central government has set aside KES 300 million for recruitment of new game rangers this financial year.
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