Two found with elephant tusks valued at sh500k

The two suspects who were arrested in possession of elephant tusks worth sh.500,000./COURTESY


Two suspects of wildlife trophy were on Wednesday arraigned in Kilifi courts.

The two, Samuel Kazungu Duka and Nelson Kiringi Nzai were charged with being in possession of elephant tusk weighing five kilograms valued at sh.500,000.

“1. SAMUEL KAZUNGU DUKA 2. NELSON KIRINGI NZAI:- On the 12th day of September 2023 at around 1230hrs at Chumani area of Kilifi County were jointly found dealing in a wildlife trophy of endangered species namely one (1) pieces of Elephant tusks weighing five (5) kilograms concealed in a yellow nylon sack valued at Ksh500,000 (five hundred thousand) without permit,” read the charge sheet.

However, they both denied the charges and were released on a bond of sh.300,000 or cash bail of sh.250,000.

The matter will be mentioned on 28th September 2023 and the hearing is set for 18th December 2023.

Their arrests came less than two months after four people were arrested in possession of ivory worth sh.2.8 million in Busia county.