News Feature, 7th August 2018

Three arrested with Sh48m ivory in Makueni, Kenya

Police and Kenya Wildlife Service rangers have arrested three suspects in Makueni for illegal possession of ivory worth Sh48 million. County police commander Joseph Napeiyan said the three were arrested in different raids on the Nairobi – Mombasa highway on Sunday. One of the suspects was arrested at Malili town and two others at Mtito Andei, the police boss said. Joseph Kimilu was arrested in Malili with seven pieces of elephant tusks weighing 234kgs – all estimated at Sh46.8 million. According to Napeiyan, the suspect was planning to deliver the tusks to a foreigner.

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