One person has been arrested and 23 pieces of elephant tusks recovered at Mahiga area, Laikipia County.
The elephant tusks were valued at Ksh 11 million and weighed 113.75Kgs.
According to Laikipia Police Commander John Nyoike, the tusks are suspected to have been ferried from Churo in Baringo County were intercepted at Mahiga area, within Sipili Township in Laikipia County,
The police boss said the smuggler aged 43-years old was transporting the ivories using a Nissan Vannet was also arrested.
The suspect was arrested by a multi-agency team from Laikipia and Serious Crime Prevention Unit team from the headquarters in Nairobi was ferrying the consignment that had been concealed inside maize sacks and was suspected that he was preparing to hand them over to a buyer when he was nabbed.
He said the man, a prominent businessman at Sipili Township was being held in custody at Rumuruti police station pending arraignment in court.
Mr Nyoike noted that it is estimated that the ivory came from 12 elephants both adult elephants and calves as they were of different sizes.
Though he said that poaching was not much prevalent in the county, Mr Nyoike said that they were working with police officers from the neighbouring counties of Baringo and Samburu to help tame the menace.