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US offers $2 million (KSh233 Million) reward for arrest of two Kenyan suspects

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By Judith Gicobi

For any information that will lead to the apprehension or conviction of two Kenyans, Abdi Hussein Ahmed and Badru Abdul Aziz Saleh, the US is offering a monetary prize. The duo are wanted for wildlife and drug trafficking. The US offered up to $2 million on Thursday (Sh233 million).

Aziz and Ahmed are suspected of being part of a global organized crime syndicate that smuggled wildlife and attempted to smuggle narcotics into the United States. They are accused of smuggling at least 190 kg of rhino horns and 10 tonnes of ivory.

“Eradicating drug and wildlife trafficking are priorities of the Biden administration. We are grateful for the continued partnership of the Government of Kenya to capture and arrest members of these criminal networks,” Eric Kneedler of the US embassy in Nairobi said in a press briefing at the DCI headquarters on Thursday afternoon.

DCI George Kinoti has appealed to all actors in the legal system to help in the apprehension and conviction of the two suspects.

“America has played a great role in facilitating tracking of criminal networks.

“What we have here today is an example of our integrated approach that is -oriented to deal effectively with these criminal networks,” said Mr Kinoti.

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