KWS impounds Sh4 million ivory in Kwale

Saturday December 16 2017

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Officials display illegal ivory. Kenya Wildlife Service rangers in Kwale County on December 15, 2017 arrested two suspected poachers with ivory worth Sh4 million. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By FADHILI FREDRICK
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Authorities have seized 50kg of illegal elephant ivory.

Kenya Wildlife Service (kws) rangers in Kwale County on Friday arrested two suspected poachers in connection with the ivory worth Sh4 million.

KWS deputy warden officer Nathan Gatundu said the arrest followed a tip from members of the public.

"The two were arrested separately with two pairs of ivory each weighing 34kg and 16kg respectively," he said.

Mr Gatundu said another suspect was arrested at Melinane in Kinango sub-county with two leopard skins.

The suspects have been detained at Kwale Police Station and will charged in court on Monday.