By Maureen Murimi
Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) officers in Laikipia West Sub County have arrested three suspects in possession of four pieces of ivory within Nyahururu area.
According to the area KWS Game Warden Erick Aduda, the suspects were nabbed with tasks weighing 49 kg valued at over Kshs. 600,000.
It is believed the trio is among suspects behind the rising cases of poaching and ivory trade.
Speaking to the press at the Nyahururu KWS Station, Aduda said it was regrettable elephants were being killed by poachers but noted that a special team has been set up to deal with the menace.
He said the Laikipia West region has about 250 adult elephants, and about 75 juveniles.
If found guilty, the suspects may serve a life sentence in jail ,a fine not less than Kshs. 20 million or both.