Two suspected poachers nabbed with six tusks worth Sh6.2million

Kenya: Kenya Wildlife Service rangers arrested two suspected poachers in Mosiro area, Narok County with six elephant tusks worth Sh6.2million on Sunday evening.

The two were nabbed as they prepared to ferry the tusks to an unknown destination.

Narok police boss Paul Leiting accompanied by KWS county warden Francis Mureithi said the elephant tusks were hidden in a house by the two suspects and were discovered after a tip off from a resident.

He said the officers posed as potential customers before arresting them with the 62 kilogrammes of ivory.

"We intercepted them as they were trying to look for market probably in Nairobi. The third accomplice who is behind several spates of poaching in Mara fled after he realized that they had been found," said Leiting.

Leting appealed to the locals to be alert on those behind poaching activities in the area and help the government's efforts to reduce the vice in the region.