Chui Team Mtito Update: 01 August 2004
James mbuthia – team leader David Njoroge – Assistant Team Leader John Malonza - Tracker Francis Chege Masakau Mbanga – In Camp CPL Ngau– KWS Wario Abaruba - KWS
SNARES COLLECTED 655
A total of 655 snares were lifted and one poacher was arrested, the results were expected as the area is still very dry and one can say that these findings will stay the same until the rains come. For this operation, the team concentrated along the river because most of the water holes are dry, and this is where the wildlife congregates. The operation was timely as we intercepted many poachers by removing their snares shortly after they had been set. Most of the snares were fresh but they had not caught anything by the time we had arrived. One poacher was arrested 13km from the boundary deep inside the park; he was from Kitui but living in Darajani area. We confiscated 6 arrows, a bow and 77 snares from him.
Report by James Mbuthia