Law enforcement officials on Wednesday, Could 24, seized 23 items of ivory valued at Ksh11 million in Laikipia county and arrested one suspect.
County Police Commander Nyoike confirmed the seizure stating that the tusks have been on transit from Churo, Baringo county to Mahiga in Laikipia County.
In accordance with police, the cache of elephant tusks weighed 113.75 kilograms.
Nyoike defined that police intercepted the car that was transporting the tusks at Mahiga space after a tip off from members of the general public.
The suspect who’s a distinguished businessman at Sipili Township is being held at Rumuruti police station as police launch investigations into the matter.
A piece of ivory recovered from a distinguished businessman in Laikipia on Could 24, 2023.
“At present there have been no circumstances of poaching within the county, however we’ll liaise with safety officers to accentuate investigations to get extra details about circumstances of poaching within the nation,” Nyoike defined.
On the similar time the police commander defined that it was unlucky that poachers killed 12 elephants for extracting the tusks.
The suspect was ferrying the consignment hid inside maize sacks and was making ready to secretly hand them over to a purchaser when he was intercepted and apprehended.
Poaching stays a menace in Kenya. In August 2018, police arrested poaching suspects in Marereni, Kilifi County after they have been present in possession of eight elephant tusks and leopard skins.
Space police boss John Kilokwe confirmed the incident, including that the three have been arrested after getting studies from space residents.
July 29, 2020, Kenyan authorities arrested a person wished in the US for allegedly conspiring to promote 10 tonnes of elephant ivory and greater than 181kg.
The Directorate of Felony Investigation said that officers arrested, the suspect, a Kenyan nationwide who had been flagged as a “wished particular person” within the US for the offences.
Apollo, a black rhino, on the Sheldrick Wildlife Belief, Kaluku.
Sheldrick Wildlife Belief