“Conservation…is poorly funded at state and regional levels and this translates directly into a lack of properly trained personnel. National borders are porous to put it mildly, corruption in policing and border control is endemic from the top ranks to the lowest officials, and poverty is rife, making it easy to recruit desperate individuals into the poaching army. By contrast, the international criminal syndicates behind the illegal ivory trade are well organised, well funded and ruthlessly efficient.”
Peter Borchert, Founder africa Geographic
770 Pieces of ivory worth Sh4billion confiscated in Mombasa July 8th, 2013: alleged to have routed via Uganda.