Residents of Kajiado county were left in disgust on the realisation that what they had been consuming as fish fillet, could have been snake meat sold to them by poachers.
It was reported the poachers within the county had been capturing big snakes and skinning them before selling it to the unsuspecting consumers.
The meat was being sold at an affordable price attracting the ready market in Kitengela town and its environs.
The Kajiado Criminal Investigations Officer (CCIO) Isaac Memesaid the smugglers believe the county was safe owing to its numerous valleys, hills and bushes enabling them to manoeuvre.
“It is illegal to poach snakes and sell them; my team raised suspicion on the source of the lucrative ‘fish fillets’,” said meme.He further called on the residents to be vigilant when purchasing meat for consumption.”Fillet consumers should be keen on where they buy them. Poachers kill big snakes, make filets and sell them as that of fish,” he said.Follow us in social media: