Kenya forms elite anti-poaching unit

August 08, 2013

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The Kenyan government has formed an Elite Inter-Agency Anti-Poaching Unit of 121 officers to patrol the country's national parks and reserves, Kenya's Daily Nation reported Wednesday (August 7th).

The force will be officially unveiled Thursday in a ceremony at the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) headquarters in Nairobi.

Officers were selected from the KWS, the Administration Police and the General Service Unit, and will be trained at the KWS Law Enforcement Academy before deploying in areas vulnerable to poaching, including Narok, Tsavo and Isiolo.

The unit will be supported the United States, China and the United Kingdom, the KWS said.

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