By Francis Njenga
A poacher was shot dead Thursday at Solio Ranch in Mweiga, Kieni West.
Security is on high alert after a suspected poacher was on Thursday shot dead by Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) rangers at a private wildlife ranch in Nyeri County.
The unidentified middle aged suspects was gunned down at around 1.00 am at Solio Ranch in Mweiga, Kieni West.
A sporting shot gun and one round of ammunition was recovered.
Aberdare Nation Park Senior Warden, Christine Boit said that rangers guarding the ranch were attracted by gun shots from a section of the ranch and laid an ambush, killing the suspected poacher.
Two of his accomplices escaped with serious gun wounds.
Mrs Boit noted that over several rhinos and elephants have been killed by poachers within the region in the last one year.
He added that the rangers have intensified the fight against poaching. More....