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Kenya tough anti-poaching laws enacted

Chinese man ordered to pay $230,000 or spend seven years behind bars for trying to smuggle ivory out of Kenya.

Last updated: 28 Jan 2014 22:57
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A Chinese man has been ordered to pay $230,000 or spend seven years behind bars for trying to smuggle ivory out of Kenya.

It is the first case since the government passed a new law to deter illegal trading in ivory. With the country's wildlife being the target of a booming ivory business, Kenya stepped up its penalties to counter poaching.

Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Nairobi.

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