Kenya Wild life Service officers recovered one firearm from suspected poachers in Ruma National Park in South Kwabwai location in Homa Bay County last evening.
The KWS intelligence officers from Ruma National Park who acted on a tip off from the public recovered an AK 47 Rifle with 19 rounds of ammunitions alleged to have been in custody of illegal poachers.
Confirming the incident, Homa Bay County Police commandant Marius Tum, said KWS officers and their DCI counterparts from Ndhiwa Police station laid an ambush at the Park and intercepted two male suspects in the area.
Tum added that the officers asked the suspects to identify themselves and the purpose of their visit, but they declined and fled leaving their weapon behind.
He said they have launched investigations into the incident and appealed to the locals with any relevant information to contact security agencies.
He warned the residents and poachers against engaging in poaching activities, saying the government will soon catch up with them.
Tum said the suspects were still at large but police officers are in hot pursuit to ensure they are brought to book and charged in a court of law for being in possession of fire arm illegally.
Source: Kenya News Agency