An Administration Police (AP) Corporal and his civilian accomplice have been arrested this afternoon with 40 kg of ivory (two tusks) at the Kawangware AP Camp in Nairobi.
The vehicle they were transporting the ivory, Nissan Sunny KAG 891 E, has been impounded and will be part of the court exhibits.
The suspects will be arraigned at Kibera Law Courts in Nairobi tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9am.A woman suspect was also arrested with four kg of worked ivory in Westlands late evening and will be taken to the same court.
At the same time, two suspected poachers are being pursued after their accomplice was gunned down during an fierce exchange of fire with KWS rangers in Tana River County.
They were all armed with AK 47 rifles and had killed a buffalo at Sheikh Bin in Tana River Game Reserve. One magazine and 27 rounds of ammunition were recovered from the incident.
The war against poaching continues until all wildlife in Kenya is secured.
In Isiolo County, a gang of 17 suspected poachers are being pursued after an exchange of fire in Shaba National Reserve.