Cartel stealing game trophies kept as exhibits unmasked

A rhino horn and elephant tusks clearly marked as court exhibits which were recovered from three suspects in Litein, Kericho County on September 22, 2019. A syndicate has been stealing and selling game trophies which are stored as exhibits. PHOTOS | VITALIS KIMUTAI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Three suspects were arrested in Litein on Sunday with the game trophies with a street value of Sh1.6 million.
  • It was after the arrests that it was discovered that the game trophies were clearly marked as court exhibits.
  • Selling of game trophies is a multi-billion shillings illegal international trade.

The arrest of three suspects with ivory tusks and a rhino horn in Kericho County has lifted the lid on a cartel that steals game trophies kept as exhibits in various cases pending in courts.

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