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AP officer nabbed with elephant tusk

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A police officer and two other men have been arrested in Endebess, Trans Nzoia County after they were found in possession of an elephant tusk weighing 1.5 kilograms.

The Administration Police officer, Simon Otieno Ochieng, was arrested in Endebess alongside Wycliffe Kiboi Ndiema and Solomon Kibet Simotwa, who are both residents of Saboti, with the tusk worth Sh800,000.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) intelligence officers posing as potential buyers arrested the three Sunday as they transported the tusk using a motorbike.

Endebess Sub-County DCI boss Peter Ochieng said the three had been on police radar.

Ochieng added “We have them in our custody and we are pursuing more leads to arrest other suspects in the cartel and also get other parts of the tusk,”

Felicity Gitonga

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