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Man pleads guilty to possession of tusks

Saturday November 2 2019

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George Onyango before an Isiolo court on November 1, 2019. He was charged with being in possession of wildlife trophies worth Sh800,000. PHOTO | WAWERU WAIRIMU | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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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.