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another ranger killed by poachers in Kenya

this from my friend “Hannibal,” a passionate lover of elephants and one of the great behind the scenes heroes in the battle to keep them with us :

Dear Friends of KWS   I regret to report the death of Kenya Wildlife Service ranger Seneu Ole Narakake (KWS/5590) who was killed on 19th June, 2011 during a gun battle with a poaching gang at Namambo/ Lotongot area in South Turkana – the remote northwest part of Kenya.

Ranger Narakake will be laid to rest on Friday 24th June, 2011 at Ewaso Nyiro.

I have requested further information about Ranger Narakake and the incident, and will relay this to you once I have received any news.

May he rest in peace.

Friendly greetings to all,