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FOUR POLICE OFFICERS TO BE CHARGED WITH ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF IVORY

Date Published:

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:30

Four Administration Police officers are to be arraigned in Kibera Court in Nairobi this morning for illegal possession of 5kg ivory.

This follows their arrest at Nairobi West last evening (Monday, February 29, 2016) as they attempted to sell the ivory.   

The suspects, belonging to the ‘Security of Government Buildings’ Unit based at Uhuru Camp, Nairobi, included a government-owned vehicle, two corporals and two constables, namely:

UPDATE ON LIONS SIGHTED IN NGONG FOREST

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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 18:15

Further to the press release this morning, Kenya Wildlife Service would like to confirm that there was no sighting or any signs of lions at the Ngong road forest as earlier reported.

KWS search and monitoring team undertook a thorough search of the area but there was no evidence of lion presence. It has also emerged that the traffic police officers who reported the matter to KWS were themselves conveying informtion received from a truck driver through other intermediaries.

EXTINCTION IS FOREVER

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 18:00

Renowned Mexican Economist is visiting Kenya to discuss the ‘Challenges facing Endangered Wildlife through the Trade mechanisms provided for in CITES'

A presentation by Professor Alejandro Nadal 

UPDATE ON FOUR LIONESSES FROM NNP

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Friday, February 19, 2016 - 20:30

Kenya Wildlife Service capture and translocation teams have since early this morning been searching for four lionesses that were reported to have moved out of the Nairobi National Park onto langata road and the southern bypass through the Langata Barracks.

NEW KENYA WILDLIFE SERVICE DIRECTOR GENERAL ANNOUNCED

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 07:15

Kenya Wildlife Service has a new director general who reported on duty this morning.

Mr Kitili Mbathi, the immediate former CfC Stanbic Holdings chief executive, was appointed to the position following a competitive recruitment process. 

Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Prof Judi Wakhungu, and KWS Board of Trustees chairman, Dr Richard Leakey introduced him to KWS staff and journalists in Nairobi.

FRAUDULENT ANNOUNCEMENTS OF VACANCIES AT KWS

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 16:30

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) attention has been drawn to fraudulent messages circulating via WhatsApp and other social media platforms that vacancies exist at KWS for various positions.

 

KWS wishes to advise the general public that vacancy position advertisements follow the laid down KWS and Government regulations using mainstream media and do not use the whatsApp platform.

 

NEW LITTER BINS BOOST CONSERVATION IN NAIROBI PARK

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 11:45

Twenty four sets of baboon-proof bins have been donated by Roto Moulders Limited to Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). The new bins were designed following an inquiry made by KWS for a possible solution to secure litter bins within Nairobi National Park to make them impenetrable by baboons.

KWS CELEBRATES CONSERVATION HEROES’ DAY

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Friday, December 18, 2015 - 22:00

On December 16, 1946, the first national park in Kenya, Nairobi National Park, was gazetted. Kenya Wildlife Service Board of Trustees and Management have since 2005 set aside the 16th of every December to commemorate and celebrate conservation heroes, both deceased and living.

UPDATE II ON LION POISONING IN THE MARA

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 19:15

A lion cub that had been under treatment after the Marsh pride poisoning incident has also died from severe injuries inflicted by a buffalo. Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and Narok County Government officials efforts to treat it were unsuccessful.  This brings to three lions that have died as a result of the weekend poisoning incident.

UPDATE ON LION POISONING IN THE MARA

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 11:00

Two suspects were yesterday remanded in police custody for two weeks by a Narok court to facilitate investigations into the poisoning of two famous lionesses in the Mara. 

 

A third suspect has since been determined to be a key prosecution witness. 

 

A Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) veterinary doctor conducted a post mortem examination in the presence of scene of crime officers and sent samples to the Government Chemist in Nairobi for toxicological analysis.  

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