Kenya: Man Denies Dealing in Jumbo Tusks


By Edwin Nyarangi, The Star

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A man who was found with an elephant tusk worth Sh400,000 was yesterday arraigned before a Kilgoris court.
Tobias Onyango was charged with having the 2kg tusk without a government permit at Isokon, Trans Mara.
Onyango told the court that he found the tusk in a bush and was taking it to the Kenya Wildlife Service station when he was arrested.
He denied dealing in illegal ivory trade.
Resident magistrate Monica Munyendo requested for a pre-bail report before she can set Onyango’s bail terms.
The case will be mentioned on October 24, while the hearing is set for January 20.