NAIVASHA (Xinhua) -- Kenyan
wildlife rangers on Sunday arrested eight farm workers suspected of hacking to
death seven zebras near Rift Valley town of Naivasha located northwest of the
are alleged to have killed the Zebras for invading a private farm along Nairobi-Nakuru
from the Kenyan wildlife agency said the suspects will be arraigned in court to
answer charges of terminating life of a protected herbivore.
Ellema, the Officer in Charge of Hells Gate National Park said farm managers and
workers will be prosecuted for their involvement in the death of seven zebras.
management is alleged to have mobilized workers to kill the zebras and other
smaller herbivores that escaped with injuries. They are liable for punishment
under the wildlife act,” Ellema told reporters.
that the farm workers attacked zebras, impalas and gazelles using crude weapons.
bodily harm to a wild animal is considered a heinous crime by the newly enacted
wildlife bill. So the farm workers who killed zebras must face the law,” said
that wildlife rangers have intensified the hunt for criminals involved in
illegal trade in game meat that is rampant in Rift Valley towns and Nairobi.