By Kibiwott Koross
Two rhinos and a calf were killed in Naivasha by suspected poachers today morning.
The armed poachers infiltrated Oserian private sanctuary and killed the rhinos but Kenya Wildlife Service rangers on night patrol reacted swiftly and deterred them from taking away the rhino horns which they were in the process of removing.
KWS said an operation to arrest poachers is underway following the killings at around 2am this morning. "It is unusual for poachers to kill calves," said KWS Director William Kiprono when he was contacted for a comment.
The Director said his team are committed to enforcing the wildlife law to the letter and will not be cowed by actions of criminals hell-bent on destroying Kenya’s wildlife resources for individual gain. KWS rangers countrywide have been put on high alert to safeguard this heritage.
We are calling upon the public to volunteer information that can help our security systems to end this poaching problem. Demand for ivory in Asia is fueling poaching deaths of Africa's elephants.