By Philip Mwakio
Some 1.8 tonnes of Kenyan ivory impounded overseas has been shipped back to Kenya.
This shows a historic display of global cooperation against illegal trade in banned game trophies.
Although the cargo has been traced to Kenya, it is not known who exported it.
It was seized in Singapore last December on its way to Vietnam.
According to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Assistant Director, Coast Conservation Area, Arthur Tuda, the consignment will form part of investigations into illegal ivory trade.
The name of the consignee was missing from documents in possession of investigating officers.
Singaporean port officials who impounded the cargo are expected to provide evidence when the case comes up for mention in a Kenyan court.
“This kind of investigation is a very expensive undertaking and we as a government are committed to get to the bottom of it and end poaching which is at its peak,’’ Mr Tuda told journalists at the Mombasa Port Police headquarters yesterday. More....