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Two arrested in Nyeri for having elephant tusks

Saturday November 24 2018

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Solomon Macharia and Robinson Kamau were apprehended at Kegochi in Nyeri County on the night of November 23, 2018 for having elephant tusks. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Two suspected poachers were on Friday night arrested by detectives in Mathira, Nyeri County, after being found with elephant tusks.

They were identified as Solomon Macharia and Robinson Kamau.


Macharia (38) and Kamau (28) were apprehended at Kegochi area by a team of officers from the DCI and the Kenya Wildlife Servcie.

Via Twitter, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said the two were found with ivory worth millions of shillings.

Johnah Kirui, Nyeri County's Criminal Investigations Officer, said they suspects will be held for interrogation and processing ahead of arraignment on Monday.


"I am not in the area so I cannot give the full details. The details will be availed later," he said.