Man pleads guilty to possession of tusks (Kenya)

Nov 3, 2019 | News

By The Daily Nation

A man who was found with elephant tusks worth Sh800,000 has pleaded guilty to the offence.

Appearing before Isiolo Principal Magistrate Evanson Ngigi, George Onyango pleaded guilty to being in possession of two elephant tusks weighing 8.11 kilogrammes without a permit.

The 23-year-old was released on Sh500,000 bond awaiting reading of the facts on November 15, when the case will be mentioned.

The boda boda rider was arrested on October 30 by police and Kenya Wildlife Service officers in Tuluroba with the trophies believed to be part of a larger stockpile.