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Two Suspected Poachers Intercepted Over Illegal Game Meat

Two suspected poachers were on Tuesday arraigned in a Kajiado Court for illegal possession of 13kg of game meat.

The court heard that on the April 3 at around 10:30am at Ole Polos area in Kajiado Central, Morris Juma Wanda and Abraham Nyongesa Sitati were found dealing with wildlife meat of a grant gazelle that they were transporting in sacks with a motorcycle when they were intercepted.

Appearing before Resident Magistrate Becky Cheloti, the two suspects however denied the charges and were released on a Sh200, 000 bond each. The hearing of the case will begin on May 6, 2021.

Cases of Human-Wildlife conflicts and poaching are usually rampant in the county as it is home to the Amboseli, Nairobi and Tsavo National Parks

The wild animals occasionally stray out of the parks destroying farms and pasture lands.

They also become the target for poachers who kill them and supply their meat to local butcheries who then sell them to unsuspecting customers.

By Diana Meneto and Rop Janet

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