Man arrested over rhino killing at Lake Nakuru National Park


Man arrested over rhino killing at Lake Nakuru National Park
The rhino that was killed in Lake Nakuru National Park on July 31, 2018.

In Summary

  • According to the Kenya Wildlife Service, in a tweet, the night raid led to the recovery of a 3006 rifle and six pieces of carved ivory.
  • The park’s Senior Warden Catherine Wambani, was previously quoted stating that the rhino was killed on the night of July 30, 2018, and that “the poachers made away with the animal’s horns.”

A suspect linked to the recent killing of a rhino at Lake Nakuru National Park has been arrested.

The Kenya Wildlife Service on Wednesday said the suspect was arrested following a night raid that also led to the recovery of a rifle and six pieces of carved ivory.

“He was booked at Kongoni police station in Nakuru and interrogation is underway,” reads the tweet.

The park’s Senior Warden Catherine Wambani, was previously quoted saying that the rhino was killed on the night of July 30, 2018, with the poachers making away with the animal’s horns.

The arrest of the suspect over the death of the rhino comes amidst public outrage over the death of 11 black rhinos relocated from Nairobi and Nakuru National Parks to the Tsavo East National Park.

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Story By Ian Omondi
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