The untouchable well known lords of poaching in Samburu. They are well known by the locals and operate big shops in town.
They sponsor young men to kill elephants and rhinos but they are never arrested.
Investigations by the Star newspaper established that the architects of poaching are based in Archers Post, a small tourist town 34km north of Isiolo town.
One of the traders, locals and police say, has been arrested but released without charges or fined on several occasions. The traders have been intimidating the officers and their frequent release has demoralised rangers and junior police officers at Archers Post.
Photo: Kenya Wildlife Service