Life in prison or million dollar fine for ivory poachers in Kenya

A magistrate’s court in Kenya has handed down the toughest ever sentence on two Kenyans convicted of illegal trading of ivory, illegal possession of ivory and other related charges.

Kenya cracks down on illegal ivory trade.

Kenya cracks down on illegal ivory trade. Image by Imagin Extra / CC BY 2.0

Both men were sentenced to pay 100 million Kenya shillings (almost US$1 million) each or else face life in prison. This latest ruling stands in stark contrast to many other earlier sentences handed down by magistrates, which let culprits walk away with token fines. Read more:

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