4.9 Tonnes of Ivory to Be Burnt Tomorrow
Security has been beefed up at Manyani Field Training School as preparations for the burning of illegal ivory set for Wednesday are in top gear. Forestry and Wildlife minister Noah Wekesa conducted a pre-inspection visit at the site with KWS rangers arranging the stockpile of 4,967 kgs. Some 6.5 tonnes of illegal ivory was seized in Singapore in 2002 and has been in the custody of the Kenya government under the Framework of the Lusaka Agreement Task Force. The remaining ivory was taken back to Malawi and Zambia for research and education.