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The suspects were found slaughtering a Giraffe in Garissa. /Photo-KWS.


4 arrested in Garissa for killing a Giraffe for meat

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 15- Four people have been arrested over poaching and trading in bushmeat in Garissa County.

The suspects were arrested in a joint security operation by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), the Northern Rangelands Trust and detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

The suspects were found slaughtering a Giraffe in Garissa. /Photo-KWS.

KWS said 150 kilograms of giraffe meat and carcasses of Dikdiks and two lesser Kudu were seized from them during the arrest in Ijara,

“The team also seized hunting tools and a motorcycle from the suspects,” KWS said in a statement.

The suspects are part of a wider network of poachers in Garissa. /Photo-KWS.

They were all charged at the Garissa Law Courts on Monday.

Authorities believe the suspects are part of a wider network of poachers who hunt wild animals for meat that is later distributed in butcheries and other meat outlets in Garissa and neighbouring regions.

The fourth suspect in the bushmeat illegal business in Garissa. Photo-KWS.

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