Rangers colluding with poachers

Prof Judi Wakhungu when she visited the Lake Nakuru National Park. PHOTO/CHEBET CAROLINE

What you need to know:

  • Professor Wakhungu said since 2009, 17 rangers had so far been relieved of their duties for suspicion of colluding with poachers.
  • She said this during a visit to Lake Nakuru National Park last week.
  • Prof Wakhungu observed the poachers were highly skilled and armed with sophisticated weapons

Wildlife rangers could be colluding with poachers who are killing rhinos and elephants for game trophies.
Environment and Wildlife Cabinet secretary Judi Wakhungu has called for internal investigations to root out rangers believed to be colluding with poachers to kill the animals.
Professor Wakhungu said since 2009, 17 rangers had so far been relieved of their duties for suspicion of colluding with poachers.

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