In pictures: Kenya sets 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horns on fire in historical event
By Winnie Were Wanzetse | April 30th 2016
President Uhuru Kenyatta has set on fire stockpile containing 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horns in a historic ceremony to protest against slaughtering of elephants and the killing of about 340 of the endangered animals.
In a statement, President Kenyatta called for total ban on ivory trade before setting on fire the first of the eleven stockpiles in a semi-circle of tusks at the Nairobi National Park.
This is a historical event in which bonfires were the largest-ever torching of ivory which is seven times bigger than any stockpile burned before and is expected to burn for days.
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