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Two arrested as ivory worth Ksh.10 million recovered in Embu.

National Police Service (NPS) and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officers in Embu arrested two suspects in possession of three pieces of elephant tusk weighing approximately 53Kg.However,the ivory has a market value of Ksh.10.6 million, according to a tweet by NPS.


The officers said the suspects are in police custody awaiting arraignment in court for the offences of dealing in and/or possession of wildlife trophy.


Kenya still struggling to curb cases of poaching and illegal ivory,despite stringent penalties in place for those found guilty of the trade.


In March, four people were arrested with elephant tusks in Kiambu county.Whereas, in June two Kilifi residents were sentenced to seven years behind bars after being found in possession of 34 kgs of elephant tusks with an estimated street value of Ksh.3.4 million.


Article By Suzy Nyongesa.


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