Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t watched The Blacklist Season 2, Ep. 6 – “The Mombasa Cartel.”

It was all about Kenya and poaching in NBC’s hit TV show, The Blacklist this Monday. Episode 6 was dubbed the Mombasa Cartel, and it was exactly about that.


Of course with all African based TV show episodes, there has to be talk of massacre of villages, political assassinations, corruption of local authorities etc.

In this episode, the Mombasa cartel is said to have eliminated other cartels that posed competition in its illegal ivory trade, including… wait for it…. Wanjiku Cartel (the alleged masterminds of the 2013 elephant massacre in Zimbabwe, where 300 elephants died after their watering hole was poisoned with cyanide.)

Several human bodies are sighted in different beaches around the world. One of these dead guys is a Kenyan, who is at first thought to be a member of the Wanjiku Cartel. The FBI then finds out that he had defected to the Mombasa Cartel some time back, and that in fact all those dead belonged to the Mombasa Cartel.



Someone was poaching the poacher

It would later turn out that an American billionaire, who supposedly is pro-wildlife conservation, was behind the killings, and despite him trying to explain to Raymond Reddington the economic and moral sense of regulating the trade by killing the monotony, he still receives a bullet.

Of course Red was ahead of the FBI and was sure to get the list of all Mombasa Cartel members first.