Two men have been fined a total of sixty-three million shillings for each being in illegal possession of three kilogrammes of ivory.
Wilson Kiyayooni appeared before Narok Senior Resident Magistrate Allan Sitati and was fined Sh.40 million or serve life imprisonment in default for illegally being in possession of an elephant tusk weighing three kilogrammes.
He, alongside a boy (aged less than eighteen years- name withheld) was arrested at Emuria Dikir area in Narok County while in possession of the contraband ivory. The minor was released by the court.
And in Laikipia County, James Aoi Lokigen appeared before Nyahururu Senior Resident Magistrate Peter Ndege for being in illegal possession of three kilogrammes of ivory at Mutura ADC farm in Rumuruti area.
He faced two counts and was convicted for both. In the first count, he was fined three million shillings or to serve two years imprisonment for illegal possession of a government trophy.
He was also convicted of the second count for dealing with a government trophy without authorisation and was fined Sh. 20 million or serve life imprisonment in default.