Kenyan soldier arrested for ivory possession

October 03, 2013

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Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials arrested a Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldier Wednesday (October 2nd) for possession of elephant ivory, AFP reported.

"There is no exception to the law," said KWS spokesman Paul Udoto, calling the arrest of the soldier "a special case".

"Whatever the person's position or job, even if it is someone from KWS, if they have committed a crime, they will have their day in court," he said.

KWS arrested the 44-year-old army officer on a tip-off from a member of the public and found him in possession of three ivory pieces weighing seven kilogrammes.

The suspect, who served 23 years in the KDF, is due to appear in court in Nairobi on Thursday.

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  • maryanne makena
    October 4, 2013 @ 01:34:14PM

    This is what is leading to xtincting of species and the man deserves purnishment to serve an example to others with similar intentions

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