President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the government will burn all illegal ivory stockpiles in the course of the year.
He called for a collective approach from all stakeholders in fighting the poaching menace in Kenya and the African continent.
President Kenyatta in Nairobi Thursday, two days after he set ablaze 15 tons of ivory at the Nairobi National Park where.
“I once again assure the international community that Kenya’s resolve preserve humanity’s shared heritage in wildlife. Our commitment to save our great species, especially the elephant and the rhino, remains as strong as ever,” he stated.
“At the international level, we are seeing great collaboration between various international institutions and agencies in combating illegal wildlife trade. I am proud of the work being done under the aegis of United Nations General Assembly Resolutions, CITES decisions. I also commend the interventions of international agencies such as Interpol, UN Office of Drugs and Crime, the World Customs Organisation and the regional Nairobi-based agency, Lusaka Agreement Task Force.”
President Kenyatta also led the country in celebrating the World Wildlife Day, African Environment Day and Wangari Maathai day.
Source: Capital News