The two were arrested in Nairobi's South C estate after officers posed as potential buyers and are currently being held at the Langata Police Station.
They will be taken to court on Monday.
This comes hours after First Lady Margaret Kenyatta launched an anti-poaching campaign dubbed “Hands off our Elephants” whose main objective is to educate Kenyans and the world on the need to conserve the elephant for posterity.
The First Lady also launched the Kenya premier screening of a documentary “Battle for
the Elephants”, a new film which exposes the brutal ivory trade and its effect on Africa and Kenya’s elephant populations.
Speaking during the campaign launch at a Nairobi hotel, the First Lady called on all Kenyans and friends of Kenya to take up their responsibility in stopping poaching so as to secure a Kenya where the elephants roam freely.
The First Lady stressed that elephants are a major tourist attraction to Kenya. Through tourism, she said, the Government earns revenues totalling to 120 Billion shillings annually which is the equivalent of four Thika Super Highways.
The First lady added that ivory trade threatened over 300,000 jobs in the country with millions of other direct and indirect beneficiaries from tourism being affected.
Mrs. Kenyatta noted that 183 elephants by poachers by July this year alone which has reduced their population in the country to approximately 30,000. More....