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Two suspected rhino poachers shot dead at Lake Nakuru National Park

29, Mar 2015

Two suspected rhino poachers were shot dead at Lake Nakuru National Park last night by Kenya Wildlife Service rangers. The assistant director central rift conservation area George Nagwana said Kenya Wildlife Service officers on patrol trailed the poachers at the park around 10.30pm.nagwana said the rangers were forced to shoot the poachers who were at the rhino range section after they failed to surrender. Rangers recovered a Marc (iv.) riffle with five rounds of ammunition, a knife, an axe, two loaves of bread and two bottles of soda. Nakuru County commissioner Mohamed Birik who went to the park after the incident commended rangers in their fight against poaching citing that the ‘Linda Kifaru Initiative’ that was launched last year has succeed in conservation of wildlife.