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TWO FINED SH20 MILLION FOR DEALING IN ELEPHANT TUSKS

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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 06:45

Two people have been fined Sh20 million or spend the rest of their lives in prison in default for illegally dealing in wildlife trophies.

Samuel Emana Ekudongoi and Peter Emajong appeared before a Nyahururu court to face two counts related to illegal possession and dealing in wildlife trophies.

They were arrested while in possession of three pieces of elephant tusks weighing 6.5 kilogrammes.

KWS RANGERS AND RESEARCHERS TRAINED IN DIVING SKILLS

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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 06:45

Tourism, underwater research, community fishing, marine park management and public safety in the Indian Ocean will be enhanced following the training of 46 Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers and researchers in various diving courses. 

KENYA DESTROYS IVORY AND RHINO HORN STOCKPILES

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 13:00

Kenya on April 30, 2016 set ablaze 105 tonnes of ivory and another 1.35 tonne of rhino horn at a historic occasion presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ali Bongo of Gabon, and a host of other dignitaries from across the world.

The burning that took place at the Nairobi National Park sent a clear message from the Kenyan government that there is no relenting on the war to preserve endangered wildlife species.

FINAL STRETCH FOR BURNING OF ELEPHANT IVORY AND RHINO HORN

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 17:15

Preparations for the disposal-through burning, of elephant ivory, rhino horn and other seized illegal wildlife products entered home stretch on April 20, 2016 at an event led by KWS Director General Mr. Kitili Mbathi and  witnessed by media and representatives of nongovernmental Organisations.

TWO FINED SH. 63 MILLION FOR ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF IVORY

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 15:15

Two men have been fined a total of sixty-three million shillings for each being in illegal possession of three kilogrammes of ivory.

Wilson Kiyayooni appeared before Narok Senior Resident Magistrate Allan Sitati and was fined Sh.40 million or serve life imprisonment in default for illegally being in possession of an elephant tusk weighing three kilogrammes.

TWO CHINESE ARRESTED FOR TRAFFICKING ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TROPHIES

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 12:15

Two Chinese nationals were on April 4, 2016 arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport ( JKIA) for trafficking assorted illegal wildlife trophies.

The suspects, Yang Yu and Xu Miaohong were nabbed at the airport by KWS canine unit security personnel in collaboration with other security organs at the airport while on transit from Lagos by KQ 533 to Guangzou by KQ 870 via JKIA.

THREE CHINESE TO BE ARRAIGNED IN NAIROBI COURT OVER IVORY

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Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 15:30

Three Chinese male suspects will tomorrow morning be arraigned before the Makadara Law Courts in Nairobi after they were arrested with assorted ivory products and lion teeth while on transit through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

They were booked at the JKIA Police Station.  They were intercepted last night at 10pm while travelling by Kenya Airways flight KQ 886.  

KWS OFFERS AMNESTY FOR SURRENDER OF ILLEGAL TROPHIES

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 15:15

 

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has offered a 21-day amnesty for the surrender of any wildlife trophies which are held without a Permit issued by the Service.

Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Natural Resources, and Regional Development Authorities Prof. Judi Wakhungu extended the amnesty when she briefed the media on the upcoming burn of elephant ivory and rhino horn set for April 30, 2016.

KENYA TO DESTROY ALL ILLEGAL WILDLIFE PRODUCTS IN ITS CUSTODY

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Monday, March 7, 2016 - 10:15

The Kenya government plans to destroy all illegal wildlife products in the custody of Kenya Wildlife Service and any other government body by the end of next month.

WORLD WILDLIFE DAY

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 17:30

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