Civil servants on police radar over ivory trade

Monday, September 14th, 2020 12:24 |
Impounded ivory. Photo/File

Detectives in Kajiado are pursuing two civil servants believed to be behind rampant ivory business in the region.

County Criminal Investigations Officer Isaac Meme says detectives got leads that link the duo to the illegal business.

Speaking in Kitengela yesterday shortly after he led a multi-agency operation that nabbed two suspects with six kilogrammes of ivory, Meme said detectives have narrowed down to the two.

Following a tip-off, slauths caught a 66-year old foreigner and a Kenyan, 28, said to have travelled from Migori County to deliver the ivory at Kitengela.

Ivory with a street value of Sh600,000 was concealed in a 50-kilogrammes sack of maize.

“It is so wrong that some selfish individuals are undermining State efforts to fight poaching. We have crucial leads that will help us unravel this craze we are witnessing in Kajiado,” said Meme.

In a separate incident, detectives nabbed 300 kilogrammes of game meat at Mashuuru Kajiado Central.

Three suspects, however, escaped. The trio had killed several grant gazelles and a dikdik and packed the meat in a sack.

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