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Community tip-off leads to arrest of six wildlife traffickers

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Six suspected wildlife traffickers are set to be arraigned on Monday following a multi-agency operation involving officers from DCI HQs, the Serious Crimes Unit, rangers from KWS HQs, and Kaloleni DCI officers.

The operation resulted in the arrest of the suspects and the seizure of two pieces of elephant tusks valued at Ksh 5 million and four live terrapins.

The suspects, identified as Makutano Kadenge Katana, William Manyaso Ngala, Suleiman Madengo Saha, Kazungu Samuel Kenga, Omar Nyae Kirongo, and Rashid Kombo Mazua, were apprehended at Kaloleni Shopping Center after vigilant citizens tipped off authorities about suspected wildlife trafficking activities in the area.

Authorities reported that following their arrest, the suspects were taken to Mariakani Police Station and are awaiting transfer to Nairobi for further processing and arraignment.

The statement on X highlighted that this successful operation underscores the effectiveness of community vigilance and cooperation in combating wildlife trafficking, demonstrating a collective commitment to preserving precious wildlife and holding those who threaten it accountable.

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