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THREE CHINESE TO BE ARRAIGNED IN NAIROBI COURT OVER IVORY

Date Published:

Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 15:30

Three Chinese male suspects will tomorrow morning be arraigned before the Makadara Law Courts in Nairobi after they were arrested with assorted ivory products and lion teeth while on transit through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

They were booked at the JKIA Police Station.  They were intercepted last night at 10pm while travelling by Kenya Airways flight KQ 886.  

KWS OFFERS AMNESTY FOR SURRENDER OF ILLEGAL TROPHIES

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 15:15

 

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has offered a 21-day amnesty for the surrender of any wildlife trophies which are held without a Permit issued by the Service.

Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Natural Resources, and Regional Development Authorities Prof. Judi Wakhungu extended the amnesty when she briefed the media on the upcoming burn of elephant ivory and rhino horn set for April 30, 2016.

KENYA TO DESTROY ALL ILLEGAL WILDLIFE PRODUCTS IN ITS CUSTODY

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Monday, March 7, 2016 - 10:15

The Kenya government plans to destroy all illegal wildlife products in the custody of Kenya Wildlife Service and any other government body by the end of next month.

WORLD WILDLIFE DAY

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 17:30

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

Date Published:

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.

 

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