Three police officers arrested with elephant tusks worth Sh2.5 million

Elephant tusks recovered in Kitengela. [Peterson Githaiga, Standard]

Police in Kitengela, Kajiado county have arrested three police officers and one civilian who were allegedly found in possession of elephant tusks worth Sh2.5 million.

In a dramatic chase, the suspects were cornered in Kitengela town a few meters from the police station along the Nairobi-Namanga road.

Isinya Police boss Patric Manyasi confirmed the arrest adding that the suspects were on the Kenya Wildlife Services officers' radar who aided their arrest.

The suspects were trailed from Eldoret to Nairobi, and later to Kitengela where the arrest took place.

Two pistols and 30 bullets were also recovered.