In Summary
  • They were arrested late Monday in Eastleigh estate in Eldoret.
  • Eldoret West Police boss Samuel Mutunga described the seizure as a major breakthrough in the fight against poaching in the country.

Three people have been arrested in Eldoret with 30 kilograms of ivory valued at Sh3 million.

Detectives from the Kenya Police and their Kenya Wildlife Service counterparts apprehended the suspects following a tip.

They were arrested late Monday in in Eldoret.

Eldoret West Police boss Samuel Mutunga said the suspects were arrested in the town's Eastleigh estate and were being held at the Eldoret Police Station and will be taken to court Wednesday as the search for other suspects continues.

“This is a serious offence. We don’t know where this ivory was being transported from and where it was being taken.

"But from the look of things, they had been buried awaiting transportation,” Mr Mutunga told journalists at the police station.

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