Three arrested in possession of a male pangolin in Kinango, Kilifi County

Three suspects are in custody after they were arrested in possession of a male pangolin who they were planning to slaughter.

“Detectives based at the Serious Crimes Unit have arrested three suspects in Kinango, Kwale county, after being found in possession of a male Pangolin.” Said DCI

The three were arrested following a tip-off by members of the public before the detectives who posed as clients lured them out of their hideout.

A chase ensued between the sleuths and the suspects who had released the endangered mammal in an attempt to cover their tracks.

“The three Pas Mwiti, 30, Kabwere Tembe, 26, and Salim Nduria, 22, were arrested by the detectives following a tip-off from members of the public. Posing as well oiled businessmen engaged in the illicit trade of the world’s most endangered mammal, the sleuths lured the sellers from their hideout before pouncing on them and rescuing the animal, but not without a fight.

Earlier, drama ensued in Vugurungani village after two of the suspects attempted to set the animal free and took flight. This prompted the detectives to chase after the scary mammal with a full armour of scales and the two men, leaving a thick cloud a dust.

The detectives almost broke their limbs following the high octane commotion that lasted less than 2 minutes. However, they finally restrained the duo and the mammal and gave them a ride to Nairobi. Unbelievably, Subaru ilikam imejaa mambaru, mhabusu na mnyama from Kwale to DCI headquarters, where the suspects are currently being interrogated further to reveal their financiers.

The endangered animal has since been handed over to the Kenya Wildlife Service personnel at the Nairobi Animal Orphanage. Pangolins fetch a fortune in the black market since their scales are used for spiritual protection and financial rituals, making the nocturnal mammal that feeds on ants one of the most trafficked in the world.

In Kenya, one such animal goes for approximately Sh4 million. Don’t go hunting for one, our men are on high alert.” Said DCI

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