A 47-year-old man possessing elephant tasks was arrested in Kirima Sub-County, Laikipia County, Kenya’s Rift Valley.
Alfred Gatheca was arrested following an operation conducted by sleuths from the Serious Crimes unit.
Posing as well-oiled businessmen who rule the underworld, the sleuths lured the suspect before nabbing him.
The suspect will be arraigned in court to answer to charges of dealing in endangered wildlife species contrary to section 92(2) of the wildlife conservation and management act 2013.
“Elephant tusks fetch a fortune in the black market as a surge in demand for ivory in the East continues to fuel the illicit trade in elephant tusks, especially from Africa,” said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
Public members have been urged to continue volunteering information regarding wildlife poaching to the police.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.