Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials receives the bodies of killed colleagues at Wilson airport in Nairobi. Photo.
Two officers were killed in two separate gunfights with suspected poachers while responding to a poaching incident in Kipini Conservancy in Tana River County. A poacher was also killed in one of the incidents. An AK47 rifle, three rifle magazines and 208 rounds of ammunitions were recovered in the incident. A joint operation by KWS and Kenya Police is underway to pursue and arrest the poaching gang in the area. Six KWS rangers have been killed by poachers since December 2011.