Ugandan teacher arrested in Kenya with Shs150m ivory

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Officials inspect the impounded ivory at Busia-Kenya Police Station on Friday.

A Ugandan primary school teacher is being held in Kenyan police cells for allegedly smuggling 42 kilogrammes of ivory worth KShs4.2m (about Shs150m).

Joseph Ndeda, a 45-year-old resident of Buyemba Village, Busitema Sub-county in Busia District, was also found with 38 kilogrammes of wildlife bones.

Ndeda, according to reports, sneaked the ivory through Marachi Village on the Ugandan side into Kenya on Friday.

He was arrested and held at Busia, Kenya Police Station.

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John Nyoike, the Busia-Kenya County police commander, told Daily Monitor they are awaiting the processing of relevant documents before he is arraigned in court.

The operation was carried out by officials from the directorate of criminal investigations and the Kenya Wildlife Authority at the Busia border.

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