Why dead weaver bird ended up in police armoury

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 13 Nov, 2020 11:59 | < 1 min read

By Nyaboga Kiage,

Police officers rarely record the deaths of animals and send it as a signal to Vigilance House.

However, on Thursday evening the death of a weaver bird attracted the attention of the police after it emerged that it had a GPS tracking device fitted on one of its legs.

In a police report filed at Mtito Andei Police Station, Makueni County, a civilian identified as Daniel Mulinge who is a resident at Muthingini village, found the dead bird but the tracking device caught his eye.

“He decided to bring the bird to Nthongoni Police Post after realising that it had a number on the aluminum plate tagged on the right leg written museum Nairobi 39536,” the report filed under OB number 06/12/11/2020 read in part.

The carcas was transported to Mtito Andei Police Station where it was kept in the armory awaiting collection by the Kenya Wildlife Service.