According to Nairobi News, Police have arrested three Chinese nationals and a Kenyan in Nairobi’s Kilimani area and seized a live tortoise, large quantities of dog meat and elephant tusks.
Police also picked up illegal goods that included cigarettes worth more than Sh2 million shillings and alcoholic drinks at the suspects’ apartment in Aberdare Courts.
The Tuesday raid lasted for more than eight hours and was carried out by a multi-agency team drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Bureau of Standards and Kenya Revenue of Authority.
According to Nairobi news, Nairobi Deputy Regional Police Commander Richard Kerich, who visited the scene, said the suspects will be taken to court on Wednesday and charged with in possession and keeping wildlife trophies.
According to the suspects’ neighbours, the house the Chinese men were residing in had a pungent stench which prompted them to contact public health officers. The health officials went to the house in the company of police officers to confirm whether the foreigners were running a slaughterhouse within a residential area.
The three foreigners have been identified as Mr Xing Wei, Mr Zhang Jie, Mr Shang Li and a David Maseno Oseko, a Kenyan. These Chinese men are believed to have lived in Kenya for more than 10 years and had been running a supermarket in Lavington before venturing into the fast food business.