By Wanjohi Gakio
Three suspected ivory traders were arrested yesterday by Kenya Wildlife Service rangers in Laikipia county. They had four tusks weighing 49kg valued at Sh600,000.
The KWS warden in charge of Laikipia West, Eric Aduda, said the two women and a man arrested are responsible for the deaths of three elephants in Rumuruti Forest this year. He said the suspects were lured to Nyahururu by an anti-poaching team that engaged them on the phone as "accomplices".
Aduda said his team will not relent until all poachers and ivory traders are either killed or arrested. "We have lost many elephants in Rumuruti Forest. We are warning poachers it is not business as usual," he said.