Two in Narok busted for possession of ivory
06 April 2016, 19:55
Narok - Two men in Narok have been slapped with a Sh63 million fine for the illegal possession of three kilograms of ivory.
According to Citizen TV a Wilson Kiyayooni along with under-aged boy were arrested. The minor was released while Kiyayooni was fined or told to serve a life prison sentence.
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Meanwhile four junior officers, who are all members of a special unit tasked with ministerial security, were arrested last Monday evening in a government-owned vehicle while attempting to sell five kilogrammes (11 pounds) of ivory, with a market value of around $5 500.
A statement from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said the suspects – three bodyguards and a driver – are members of the Security of Government Buildings Unit of Kenya's Administration Police.
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