‘Bosses’ protecting ivory smugglers, claims officer

Mombasa Police Commandant Robert Kitur (right) escorts Abdul Halim Sadik at Makupa Police Station on June 5, 2014. Sadik was one of the two suspects arrested after the discovery of 228 pieces of ivory in a yard in Tudor, Mombasa. PHOTO / KEVIN ODIT.

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  • He told the Saturday Nation that he was aware of another ivory haul stored near Coast General Hospital and Nyali suburbs, but the said a senior officer had warned them against a sting operation to find it and make arrests.
  • Our source told us that on the night of the operation, there was an attempt to bribe the police, but the car that had possibly brought the money sped off when someone noticed something was amiss. He said the car had no number plates.

A police officer claimed Friday that one of his seniors was protecting the owner of three tonnes of ivory seized in Mombasa.


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