Mansur Surur and how botched cases kept ivory cartels in business

Kenya Wildlife Services rangers display elephant tusks and rhino horns intercepted at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi in 2009. Photo | Reuters

What you need to know:

  • Mansur Surur is believed to be a poaching kingpin.
  • He was arrested this week, marking a potential end to a pursuit championed by conservationists.

On January 10, 2016, just before sunset, Fredrick Muchina was driving on a dusty road near Ruiru town when he was blocked by a saloon car. His vehicle, a Toyota Kluger registration KBQ 242N, swerved as if to give way – but it was too late. He was shot six times in the chest. He died on the spot.


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