BROTHERS WANTED OVER IVORY
Police officers are working with Interpol in trailing two brothers suspected to be the masterminds behind an international drug syndicate. Nicholas and Bakari Jefwa are suspected to be in hiding in Congo, an intelligence report says. It adds that police are closing in on the two suspects. A senior police officer, who sought anonymity, said the report has been circulated to all security agencies who will work with Interpol to arrest the suspects and bring them back to Kenya to face charges against them. The brothers were charged in absentia last year with exporting ivory from Kenya to Thailand and Singapore without a permit. They are charged alongside Abdulrahman Sheikh, his sons Sheikh Abdulrahman and Mahmoud Abdulrahman, Patience Kahindi and Said Juma. The five suspects have denied dealing in wildlife trophies. The ivory was from Kenyan and Tanzanian elephants. On October 21, Interpol issued an international warrant of arrest for the Jefwa brothers. At the time, they were suspected to be in hiding in South Sudan.