Police recover rosewood timber worth Kshs 6m

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Police in West Pokot have recovered rosewood timber estimated at a cost of six million shillings.

The officers are reported to have recovered the timber that was hidden in a bush along the Sina-Chepkornishwo road.

They received a tip off from the public that a security vehicle was allegedly transporting the wood despite the ban on logging.

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West Pokot county environment and natural resources officers alongside police recovered 407 timber pieces hidden in a bush along Sina- Chepkornishwo road.

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The chief officer in charge of environment and natural resources Peter Adoki said they received information from members of public that the timber was being transported in a security lorry.

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Those ferrying the timber abandoned the wood after receiving reports police had laid a trap.

The county administration warned they will not allow cartels to destroy the endangered rosewood which faces extinction.

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He further raised concern over charcoal business in the county saying Lorries transporting sand in the county are being used to transport charcoal which is concealed inside the sand.

He warned they will begin scanning all trucks calling on residents to report any cases of logging.

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