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Suspected poacher killed in Liakipia forest

06 August 2015, 17:16 Joseph Njung’eh

Laikipia - A suspected poacher has been gunned down by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers in Rumuti forest, Laikipia County while his three accomplices escaped.

KWS Assistant Director in charge of the Mountain conservancy, Aggrey Maumo, said the accomplices escaped with gunshot wounds during the mid-morning incident.

Maumo said gunshots were heard emanating from the forests prompting the wardens from Rumuruti and Nyahururu KWS Stations to move into action.

He added that the officers spent the better part of last night trailing down the suspects and at around noon, the officers found marks of the suspects tracking down some elephants.

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The Director said that at this juncture, the suspects discovered that they were being trailed and started shooting towards the wardens.

 “Our officers also opened fire and a fierce shoot out ensued and one suspect was shot and died on the spot,” said Maumo.

He added that the three suspects fled in the bushes leaving behind some of their poaching tools, magnetic accelerator cannon of 458 caliber firearm popularly used for killing elephants and rhinos, an axe and a knife.

 “The officers also found heavy jackets and prepared ‘githeri’ at their hiding den, an indicator that they were spending most of their time in the forest,” said Maumo.

He said the KWS is committed to curb the rising cases of poaching and challenged other stakeholders to team up with security agencies to ensure that wild animals are safe in their natural habitats.

Maumo lamented that five elephants have been killed in the same forest through poaching in the last one year and urged stakeholders to cooperate to eliminate the menace.

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