Police arrest Kwale County officer in possession of 12 elephant tusks

The suspect works as a clerical officer in Kinango Sub County

Ilegal elephant tusks seized in a past arrest

Police have arrested a Kwale County government officer after he was found in illegal possession of 12 pieces of elephant tusks weighing 35 Kg.

Josphat Mtoi Kuri, who works as a clerical officer in Kinango Sub County was arrested inside a local guest house by a team of security officers.

The officers, from the National Intelligence Service (NIS) and Criminal Investigation Department Officers had been trailing him for a while before arresting him on Sunday evening.

The officers had posed as buyers of the tusks before arresting Kuri.

Reports show that Kuri had the intention of selling the tusks at 100,000 each and is believed to have acquired the tusks through poaching activities at the Kuranze raches in Kinango Sub-County.

The detectives have handed the suspect over to police headquarters in Kwale town for further investigations.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Why Ruto has slashed Sh300 billion from 2022/23 budget

Why Ruto has slashed Sh300 billion from 2022/23 budget

2 Sugoi women stranded for weeks after attending Ruto's inauguration

2 Sugoi women stranded for weeks after attending Ruto's inauguration

7 key changes Ruto has made in his Cabinet

7 key changes Ruto has made in his Cabinet

Breakdown of ODM's Sh10 billion assets

Breakdown of ODM's Sh10 billion assets

Ruto sued over Mutyambai's replacement

Ruto sued over Mutyambai's replacement

Raila's demands after lawyer Paul Gicheru's death

Raila's demands after lawyer Paul Gicheru's death

Ruto's agreement with top bank CEOs on loan defaulters

Ruto's agreement with top bank CEOs on loan defaulters

What next for top exiting Cabinet Secretaries?

What next for top exiting Cabinet Secretaries?

Kabogo: Why Kenyans think he was the biggest loser after Ruto named cabinet

Kabogo: Why Kenyans think he was the biggest loser after Ruto named cabinet