, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – A suspected poacher was shot dead early on Tuesday at the Nakuru National Park by Kenya Wildlife Service rangers.
The rangers on patrol confiscated five poisoned arrows, a spear and food items from the slain poacher while two other accomplices managed to escape in the 1am incident.
The park’s Senior Warden, Adan Kala affirmed that the park which is a major rhino sanctuary is under tight surveillance citing previous cases of poaching mid last year.
He said at least four rhinos have been shot and killed by poachers inside the park this year and another two last year, with no let-up in the bloody rhino war that left another poacher dead end last year.
Speaking at the park, Kenya Wildlife Service Director William Kibet said the service is recruiting more rangers to stop the increasing cases of poaching.
He added that the service has been allocated Sh300 million for the recruitment.