Four arrested with elephant tusks worth over Ksh.9 million in Kirinyaga

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Four suspected poachers arrested with elephant tusks worth Ksh.9 million in Kirinyaga. PHOTO | JOHNSON MURIITHI | CIIZEN DIGITAL

Police in Kirinyaga County are holding four men who were nabbed with four pieces of elephant tusks worth over Ksh.9 million.

The four were arrested on Friday morning at Gathuthuma village near Mt. Kenya forest in Kirinyaga Central constituency.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Kirinyaga County Staffing Officer Gideon Mugambi said the suspects were trailed by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers who eventually arrested them.

Mr. Mugambi said the suspects are being held at Kerugoya Police Station and will be arraigned in court.

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