Thursday, 15 January 2015

Three Ivory smugglers arrested in Nairobi- say ivory belongs to elephants

hree smugglers were early Tuesday (December 30th 2014) nabbed by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Security personnel ferrying four pieces of ivory weighing fourteen kilogrammes. The three, John  Waweru, John Waigwa, and Roseline Kimani were  arrested at Kayole junction along Nairobi’s kangundo road ferrying the contraband ivory on a motorbike.
The suspects were remanded at the Langata police station awaiting appearance in court to answer to charges of illegal possession and trafficking of wildlife trophy.
Meanwhile KWS security operation team in Tsavo West National Park has arrested eighteen herdsmen for illegal livestock grazing in the park. The herdsmen have been remanded at the Taita Taveta police station and are due to be aligned in court for illegal grazing in a protected.