By Antony Gitonga
At least thirty two senior KWS officers have been suspended from their official duties as the war on poaching went a notch higher.
Those interdicted are officers in charge of parks country wide while those at Headquarters are being investigated.
According to KWS Director William Kiprono, the officers have been directed to step aside to pave way for investigations into the increased cases of poaching in their areas.
Kiprono said some of the officers were working in cahoots with poachers and this had led to loss of wildlife in Kenyaâ€™s tourist attraction parks.
He noted that those found guilty will not only be relived of their duties but will also be charged in the courts.
Kiprono was speaking to the press during the third edition of the annual â€˜Hells gate on a wheelbarrow raceâ€™ at Hellsgate National park in Naivasha.
He however said that human â€“wildlife cases were on the decline and called on locals to work together with the department in order to eliminate the vice.
He cited Naivasha conservation area where 80 percent of the wildlife roamed freely outside the parks as prone to the conflict. More....