KWS arrest notorious poacher


Taita Taveta, Kenya: The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) personnel have arrested a man described as a notorious poacher in the sprawling Tsavo National Park.

The suspect was arrested on Monday at his hideout in Matalani and was found in possession of sophisticated rifles and elephant tusks after a year on the run.

Tsavo East National Park Senior Warden Dickson Too said KWS wardens recovered rifles, three rounds of ammunition and two pieces of elephant tusks.

“The suspect has been involved in various poaching incidences in the Tsavo Park for long. He has been engaging in poaching related activities in Emusaya, Kasumuke, Daba Duke, Galana and Kulalu ranches. He hails from Matalani in Kilifi County,” he said.