Two poachers shot dead
01 November 2012, 14:25
Two suspected poachers were shot on Thursday morning at the private Solio Ranch Sanctuary in Nyeri County.
The two middle aged men targeting to kill a rhino had just entered the heavily guarded ranch when the Kenya Wildlife Service rangers shot at them killing both on spot.
Nyeri OCPD Kirunya Limbitu confirmed the incident saying that the identities of the duo could not immediately established.
However, he was keen to note that a mobile phone that was recovered from the suspects will help in tracing their family members.
A G3 riffle with seven rounds of ammunition and a sword was also recovered from the suspects.
The bodies of the deceased have been moved to Nyeri Provincial General Hospital mortuary.
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