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Meru – Nairobi policeman arrested with 21 kg of ivory

SEEJ-AFRICA THUMBNAIL: On January 28th, 2023, police and KWS investigators arrested a Nairobi based police officer who was looking to sell 21 kg of ivory. The …

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Mara Area – Mara Elephant Project Intel leads to arrest of one with 36 kg of ivory

SEEJ-AFRICA: On January 18th, 2023, intelligence from the Mara Elephant Project led to a joint operations arrest of one ivory poacher. KWS with Tanzania National …

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Narok – Five men arrested while ferrying 33 kg of ivory

SEEJ-AFRICA THUMBNAIL: On January 9, 2023, and based on intelligence from Big Life Foundation Kenya, KWS investigators and police arrested  five men ferrying 32.9 kg …

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Kenya’s Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife Completes Ivory Stockpile Audit

Kenya’s stockpile has increased by 3,085 ivory and rhino horn wildlife trophy pieces since the end of 2019 July 2018: KWS wardens displays the horns …

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Kisumu – Three Arrested, Two Tanzanian nationals, with 16 kg Ivory

The ivory was seized in Mamboleo, on the outskirts of Kisumu. Kisumu is approximately 4 hours drive from the Tanzanian border crossing at Isibania and …

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Process and outcomes of ivory-related trials in Kenya, 2016–2019

by Andrew Halliday, Shamini Jayanathan, Paula Kahumbu, Jim Karani, Mary Morrison Abstract This article reviews the process and outcomes of 247 trials, involving 422 persons …

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Deceased Chinese national found with 78 pieces of ivory in Nairobi apartment

Besides the ivory, were 2 pieces of rhino horn, 65 lion teeth, 163 lion claws, and 2 small ivory sculptures. An electric saw was amongst …

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Nakuru – Woman arrested ferrying 500 kg of sandalwood

The arrest occurred in Bahati sub-county, just north of Nakuru. Woman arrested ferrying sandalwood worth Sh2 million By Mercy Koskei Nation Media October 4th, 2022: Police in Bahati, …

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Mara Area – Mara Elephant Project intel leads to KWS arrest of two men with 23 kg ivory

SEEJ-AFRICA: October 4th, 2022, KWS with intel from the Mara Elephant Project (MEP) arrested two men with 23 kg comprised of seven pieces of ivory. …

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Samburu – Police involved again – 13.5 tonnes of sandalwood seized

13.5 tonnes of sandalwood were seized from a police vehicle in Wamba, Samburu County, Kenya SEEJ-AFRICA THUMBNAIL: Samburu East Police Commander Juma Ombata and two …

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“The Circus is Still On” – The Continuing Mombasa Rosewood Saga.

But who is the Centre Ring? September 19th, 2022: (virtual) This case was back in front of the Environment and Land Court of Mombasa and …

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Narok South – Two Tanzanians Arrested with Four Tusks

Two Tanzanians arrested with four elephant tusks in Narok Wednesday, September 07, 2022 By  Robert KiplagatNation Media Group Police in Narok South sub-county are holding two Tanzanian …

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Rosewood Court Updates – ELC 23/2019 from 640 tonne seizure Mombasa May 2014

The full story to date can be read at: Blundered Verdict by Kenyan Court Releases Mega Tonne Rosewood Seizure Back to Smugglers Mombasa Court Orders …

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Kajiado – Four Arrested with 45 kg of Ivory

SEEJ-AFRICA THUMBNAIL: On Wednesday August 17th, and based on intelligence provided by Big Life Kenya, four men were arrested with 45 kg of ivory tusks. …

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Acquittal in 16 kg ivory possession case; a microcosm of the challenges and opportunities faced by Kenya Wildlife Service, National Police Service and Prosecutors, in wildlife crime prosecutions.

A Review: Criminal Case No. 843/2017 Chief Magistrate’s Court, Kwale, Republic vs Hasira Makoti Mwanzala Kwale Law Courts, Court #1 Kwale Law Courts are typical …

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Kenya Elephant Fatality Numbers From Drought – Is Clarity Required?

A recent headline in the BBC news, “Climate change killing elephants, says Kenya”, would certainly have raised eyebrows internationally regarding the seriousness of the drought …

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E005/2022 Mombasa – Two Arrested with 24 kg Ivory

SEEJ-AFRICA THUMBNAIL: On the afternoon of January 1st, 2022, and acting on intelligence, KWS Rangers and NPS officers intercepted a vehicle in the Central Business …

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Ivory Possession Charges Withdrawn Against Italian National in Mombasa

July 1st, 2022: After spending 15 days in jail, 68 year old Italian national, Paolo Brondi, is a free man. On June 16th, 2022, at …

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Meru – 3 arrested with 5 kg of ivory

Three nabbed with Sh200,000 elephant tusks Charles Wanyoro/Nation Media Group June 23rd, 2022: Police in Meru are holding three suspected poachers (unnamed) who were arrested while transporting …

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Drug Trafficker with West Africa Cartel Agrees to Extradition

SEEJ-AFRICA THUMBNAIL: Badru Abdul Aziz Saleh, who had been arrested on Monday May 30th, just kilometres from the Kenya/Somalia border, will not contest his extradition …

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Badru Abdul Aziz Saleh – Is the arrest of ivory co-conspirator a positive sign?

Like co-conspirator, Mansur Mohamed Surur, before him, Badru Abdul Aziz Saleh now appears destined for a jail in New York.  The past Monday, May 30th, …

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Police Operation Seizes Kenya Sandalwood Enroute to Uganda

SEEJ-AFRICA THUMBNAIL: On March 21st, 2022, police seized a Isuzu lorry containing 537 kg of sandalwood heading to the Busia border crossing. The sandalwood had …

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Mombasa Court Orders KWS to Provide Permits for Illegal Rosewood Seizure

May 9th, 2022:  A Mombasa Court has this morning ordered the Kenyan Wildlife Service to procure the necessary documents and permits to enable 646 tonnes …

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2021 Numbers (Unofficial) Indicate that Poaching/Trafficking Still Active in Kenya

Turning back the calendar to 2012, I am sure that  Dr. Julius Kipng’etich, then Director General of Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), would agree it was …

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Taveta – One arrested with pangolin scales and ivory pieces

SEEJ-AFRICA THUMBNAIL: A joint police investigation culminated with the arrest on Friday (March 4th) with the arrest of a 40 yr old man found in …

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Kenya: Illicit sandalwood trafficking likely to increase in lead-up to 2022 national elections

United for Wildlife Taskforce ALERT Updated 1 February 2022

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Mau Forest – One arrested with two tusks weighing 30 kg

SEEJ-AFRICA THUMBNAIL: On January 31st, 2022, the Kenya Wildlife Service, based on intelligence from the Mara Elephant Project, arrested a man in the Olenguruone area …

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Blundered Verdict by Kenyan Court Releases Mega Tonne Rosewood Seizure Back to Smugglers

CITES says it illegal. An analysis. It does not happen often that a criminal network uses the legal system to retrieve its contraband investment. But …

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Busia – Two arrested with 14 pieces of Ivory

SEEJ-AFRICA THUMBNAIL: On January 28th, 2021,  2 men, aged 60 yrs and 70 yrs, were arrested by NPS and KWS with 14 pieces of ivory. …

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Voi – Four Charged with Sandalwood and Ivory

SEEJ-AFRICA THUMBNAIL: On the afternoon of Wednesday January 5th, KWS arrested four men in the Manga area of Voi with sandalwood and ivory. Kasungwa Mulu, …

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