Poaching suspect arrested in Tsavo West National Park – KBC


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The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) security team has arrested a poaching suspect with elephant tusks in the Elerai area of ​​Tsavo West National Park.

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The teeth are suspected to be one of two caused by an elephant killed in Losoito in Tsavo West National Park, about a month ago.

The operation of reliable intelligence, KWS officers backed by staff of various organizations, and border teams – as well as officials from Tanzania – conducted a thorough investigation into the matter.

These efforts ended the arrest of one Kenyan, Papayo Ole Kesoi, who had one elephant tusk.

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Some teeth could not be found and it is suspected to be in the hands of poachers who crossed into Tanzania.

KWS is confident that the other perpetrators of this crime will be arrested in due course, given that the Government of Tanzania is equally committed to ending all wildlife crimes.

The KWS working with stakeholders has put in place a mechanism to eradicate all forms of wildlife crime, especially poaching.

These approaches include the enhancement of community education, interactive partnerships, major intellectual-led operations among others.

These efforts have resulted in the killing of zero rhinos in Kenya in 2020; for the first time in about two decades.


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