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Two nabbed with over 400kg of zebra meat

BUSIA
By | February 3rd 2011

By CYRUS OMBATI

Nairobi County

Two men were arrested while transporting more than 400kg of zebra meat to Nairobi’s Burma Market.

The men had stuffed the meat in paper bags and were transporting it in a salon car when it was intercepted in Ngong Town on Tuesday evening.

Police said the men confessed they were taking the meat to Burma, which is frequented by many city residents. Nairobi PPO Anthony Kibuchi said preliminary findings had shown the two had been supplying such meat to the market.

"It seems some of the meat we eat here comes from wild animals, but we have told the relevant authorities to ensure the issue is checked," said Kibuchi.

The police boss said the men would be arraigned in court and asked public health officials to ensure only inspected meat is sold in butcheries.

Burma is a popular meat eating joint in the city.

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Meanwhile, two men were arrested in the city’s Kirinyaga Road with 30 rolls of bhang. The men were packaging the drug ready for transportation when police, who had been tipped off, struck.

Intelligence

Central OCPD Eriack Mugambi said the bhang was to be taken to city estates. He said they have intensified collection of police intelligence to cut supply of drugs.

Elsewhere, a woman and her child were last night burnt to death in a fire incident in Nairobi’s Huruma estate.

The two were sleeping when the fire broke out on Tuesday night affecting more than 20 other structures. Police said On Wednesday they are yet to establish the cause of the fire, but investigation has been launched.

And a watchman was shot dead in a robbery incident at a residence in Nairobi’s Hardy area.

The guard was on duty on Tuesday night when gunmen confronted him. Police said the man resisted the gang’s attempt to gain entry into the compound, prompting them to kill him.

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