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Burning elephant tusks is pointless gimmickry


Every so often, Kenya resorts to a terrible gimmick. In a public spectacle beamed to TVs worldwide, the country’s CEO presides over the incineration — burning — of elephant and rhino tusks.

Burning elephant tusks is pointless gimmickry

By Makau Mutua | 5 years ago

‘If I had only one day to live, I would spend it in the Mara’

‘If I had only one day to live, I would spend it in the Mara’

For decades, Jonathan Scott and his wife Angela, brought Kenya’s wildlife to international fame through the widely watched BBC’s Big Cat Diaries, documentaries surrounding a group of big cats in Masai Mara.

Peter Muiruri | 5 years ago

Why burning ivory won't warm up the economy

Yesterday, tonnes of ivory went up in smoke. It had happened before as part of the government effort to reduce poaching and conserve the elephant

XN Iraki | 5 years ago

Raila: Ivory burning is publicity stunt by President Uhuru

CORD leader Raila Odinga has dismissed the burning of stockpiles of ivory as a public relations exercise to please the international community while poachers and their kingpins roamed free.

JOB WERU and PHARES MUTEMBEI | 5 years ago