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Suspected poachers arraigned at a Kajiado court

Two suspects were Wednesday charged at a Kajiado court with illegal possession of 50kgs game meat.

                The court heard that on the material day, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officers acting on a tip off, intercepted the Douglas Kasanga Wambua and Christopher Mwangangi Munyao while transporting the bush meat on a motorcycle belonging to Wambua at Arroi area in Kajiado.

Appearing before Resident Magistrate Edwin Mulochi, the two suspects denied the charge and were released on a cash bail of Sh. 300,000 each or a bond of Sh. 100,000 and a surety of the same.

            The hearing of the case will commence on April 7, 2021.

Kajiado County is surrounded by three national parks namely: Nairobi, Amboseli and Tsavo and is also a host to several private wildlife sanctuaries.

The presence of the parks and the porous border with Tanzania has resulted in an increase in poaching activities. Most of the poachers caught are found in possession of game meat, an indication that local butcheries could be selling game meat to unsuspecting consumers.

by Rop Janet

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