Strict measures have been put in place to curb piracy off the Kenyan coast, involving illegal shipping of goods into and out of the country following the recent ivory scandal.
Investigations on the seizure of close to three tonnes of ivory worth 560 million allegedly to have been smuggled from Kenya on its way to Thailand has taken a new shape.
Pieces put together indicate that companies and individuals involved in the ivory scandal will be held responsible once Interpol and Kenyan government agencies submit their report on the probe.
Individuals found guilty are bound to face the Kenyan Court under the anti-poaching law which was recently introduced but has been effective in conserving Kenya’s wildlife.
Detectives have narrowed down on key companies which are suspected to have participated in the illegal transportation of ivory from Kenya.
Intelligence teams which are clarifying on some vital evidence say these suspects could have let the role of clearing goods at Kenya’s exit point in Mombasa slip through the cracks.
Currently, the recovered ivory has been confiscated for storage as investigations are being concluded.
This is the second largest seizure of confiscated African ivory through illegal looting by poachers.