Ten Suspects arrested Transporting Donkey Meat to Nairobi’s Shauri Moyo Market

In a significant crackdown on illegal activities, Makueni County police have arrested ten individuals for the unlawful transportation and sale of donkey meat within the region.

The suspects, identified as Antony Kiiru, Samson Kamau, Paul Kabura, Cyrus Nthumbi, Isaac Njoroge, Johnstone Kilunja, Samuel Mwangi, Andrew Kithiki, Carol Makau, and Francis Makau, were apprehended on Saturday following the interception of two motor vehicles: a Toyota Fielder with registration number KDB 991U and a Toyota Wish with registration number KCK 434M, both transporting donkey meat.

“Preliminary investigations suggest that the donkey meat was en route to Shauri Moyo Market in Nairobi,” stated the National Police Service (NPS) in an official statement.

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Upon interrogating the suspects, the police successfully identified the location where the donkeys were slaughtered.

“A multi-agency team of NPS Officers and Public Health Officers later visited the slaughter scene and retrieved 25 skinned heads and several hooves of donkeys from a pit within a homestead of one of the suspects,” reported the NPS.

Additional exhibits recovered from the scene included crude tools suspected to have been used for the slaughter.

This operation reflects a concerted effort by law enforcement agencies to curb illegal activities related to the trade in donkey meat, ensuring the safety of consumers and the welfare of animals involved in such practices. The suspects are expected to face charges related to illegal slaughter and transportation of donkey meat.


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Ken Maasai

Ken Wakuraya is a seasoned Journalist with official accreditation from the Media Council of Kenya, possessing extensive expertise in covering political, Entertainment, and Human interest stories.

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