KWS officers arrest suspected giraffe poacher in Wajir County

Suspected poacher Mr Yusuf Bulbale Ibrahim, who was arrested in Wajir County on December 3, 2017. PHOTO | BRUHAN MAKONG | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • A week ago, Wajir County Commissioner John Chelimo expressed concern over increased cases of giraffe killing in Wajir County.
  • Suspected poacher Mr Yusuf Bulbale Ibrahim was found with a gun and 14 bullets, and some giraffe parts.
  • KWS had begun plans to set up a conservancy in Wajir where giraffes would be protected, Mr Kanda said, adding that this would also boost tourism in the county.

One of the most wanted giraffe poachers was arrested on Sunday in Elnur, Eldas Constituency, Wajir County, by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officers.

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