POACHING: Man arrested with 37 pieces of ivory in Githurai
Police on Tuesday arrested a man and recovered 37 pieces of ivory in Githurai, near Kimbo Primary School.
Central Regional Commander Larry Kieng confirmed the arrest that was made during an early morning raid.
The Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro has said that the suspect could be linked to poaching kingpin Fredrick Muchina who was shot dead last year.
“We found the funeral programme of the late Muchina in his house. We are investigating possible links to the slain tycoon who was involved in illegal ivory trade,” he said.
Mr Muhoro said that due to increased poaching, the Directorate of Criminal Investigation has formed an Environmental Investigations Unit (EIU) that would work closely with the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Kenya Forestry Service.