Kenya: 6 suspected poachers killed

2012-03-28 20:29

Nairobi - The Kenya Wildlife Service says its rangers shot and killed three suspected poachers in one of its national parks, the latest in a series of poacher killings.

KWS spokesperson Paul Udoto said on Wednesday the organisation has "re-energised" its efforts to stop the poaching of wildlife, especially elephants, who are hunted for their tusks.

On Tuesday rangers shot and killed three suspected poachers in Tsavo National Park. Last week rangers shot and killed another three suspected poachers near Mount Kenya.

Udoto says six KWS rangers have died in the line of duty since December, a record high in such a short period. Udoto says the ranger deaths will not be in vain and KWS is determined to make poaching "a high-cost, low-benefit activity".

  • peterhmills - 2012-03-28 21:21

    One thing I admire of Kenya : shoot to kill policy.

  • mholthuysen - 2012-03-28 21:28

    Anyone within the South African authorities take note - there is the way to deal with poaching and rhino butchering - shoot the bastards! If you don't know how - invite the Kenyans!

  • Liam - 2012-03-28 21:50

    Kenya knows how to roll. Well done!

  • Bianca - 2012-03-29 10:45

    Im a South African Living in Kenya, (On the foot of Mt Kenya) Its devestating to see how the wildlife suffer. Im glad KWS has had enough and are taking a stand. Well done guys. Keep it up.. 1 poacher = 1 bullet.

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