The Kenya Wildlife Service seized over 200kg of buffalo meat which was being transported to Burma market, Nairobi from Naivasha.
There were three suspects arrested where the meat was impounded, Marula farm, on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway. They were caught loading the meat into the gate-away car following a tip-off by guards working in the farm, according to KWS.
The KWS assistant director in charge of Central Rift Region Aggrey Maumo reported that cases of game meat trade have been on the rise in that area. He added that they were working with local communities to address this illegal vice.
“Our intelligence indicates that majority of the game meat that finds its way in Burma market is sourced from Naivasha and Gilgil and we are keen to contain this,” Maumo said.
Motorists using the Nairobi-Nakuru highway have been warned to be alert because there is an increase in wildlife crossing the road. This is because of the recent fencing of ranches along the highway.