Top KWS officials suspended in alleged poaching probe
10 April 2014, 18:47
Nairobi - Five top Kenya Wildlife Service KWS officials have been suspended from duty in what sources say is a probe on the increased poaching in the country.
The five have been suspended in what sources within KWS say is a probe on the alleged increased poaching in the country.
According to a statement sent to media houses, Deputy Director Finance and Administration, William Waweru, the
Deputy Director Security, Julius Kimani, and Tom Sipul, who is the
Deputy Director Corporate Services have been sent on leave.
Wesley Isanda, the Head of Finance and Christopher Oludhe, the Head of Procurement have also been sent home.
It is understood that the government was involved in the decision to send the officials home.
Department of Environment and Natural
Resources PS Richard Lesiyampe will on Friday explain what is going on at the parastatal.
There has been an increase in poaching in the country, with the numbers of animals killed for their bodies over the roof.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has on several occasions said that the government will mete out serious action on any persons in government found to have any link in poaching.
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