Meat dealer arrested with game meat

February 1, 2009 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 1 – A Nairobi businesswoman has been arrested at a popular meat market with 74 kg of bush meat.

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) investigators seized the suspect who had hidden the bush meat under a butchery counter at the Burma market and was mixing it with inspected meat on display to sell to unsuspecting buyers.

Another suspect is on the run after escaping from the dragnet. A man who incited the public against the KWS officials was arrested and is being held at Shauri Moyo police station. 

KWS said in a statement that trade in such meat not only drives poaching but also poses a great health risk to the public. 

"Un-inspected meat is likely to transmit such as anthrax and ebola," the statement said. 


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