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President Ruto Security, MP Sudi Bodyguard Arrested With Elephant Tusks

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President Ruto Security, MP Sudi Bodyguard Arrested With Elephant Tusks

 

A bodyguard attached to Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi is among three police officers arrested in Kitengela, Kajiado after they were reportedly found in possession of five elephant tusks.

 

A security official attached to the Presidential Escort Unit (PEU) which guards President William Ruto and his family was also arrested.

 

The third officer is attached to Milimani Law Courts.

 

The three were arrested alongside a civilian on Saturday while carrying five elephant tusks weighing 29 kilograms worth Ksh 2.9 million.

 

They also had two pistols and 30 bullets at the time of the arrest on June 15.

 

Kitengela police boss Patrick Manyasi confirmed the incident.

 

Manyasi said the suspects who aided their arrest were on the Kenya Wildlife Services officers’ radar.

 

The suspects were trailed from Eldoret to Nairobi and later to Kitengela, where the arrest occurred.

 

Officials said the four were arrested by officers attached to KWS at a roadblock in Kitengela.

 

The suspects are said to have drawn their pistols during their arrest but were subdued.

 

Police said the suspects were taken to Kitengela Police Station before being transferred to KSW holding in Lang’ata, Nairobi.

 

Police said the suspect will be charged with being in Possession of Wildlife Trophies of Endangered Species, Contrary to Section 92(4) of the Wildlife Conservation Management Act 2013.

 

Officials said the seizure shows some elephants had been killed and there is a likelihood the incidents happened in the nearby parks.

 

These arrests and seizure shocked many in the service who suspect the officers had been involved in the crime in the past.

 

The suspects may take longer in custody if they are not charged over ongoing go slow by judicial officers over the shooting of a magistrate in Makadara Law Courts.

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