Number of Elephants Killed by Poaching in 2013

Based on statistics released by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), there were at least 20,000 elephants killed world wide by poachers in 2013 for their ivory tusks. The number of elephants killed was slightly down from the 22,000 elephants killed in 2012 and the 25,000 poached in 2011. At the end… Continue reading Number of Elephants Killed by Poaching in 2013

Price of A Kilogram of Ivory for Sale in Asia

According to criminal justice programs and wildlife charities, a kilogram of ivory poached from elephants is available for sale in Asia at prices of $850 (€650). In 2011, over $31 Million worth of ivory tusks was smuggled from Eastern Africa to Asia, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. A large portion… Continue reading Price of A Kilogram of Ivory for Sale in Asia

Cost to Buy Pirated Copies of Wolf of Wall Street in Kenya

The Kenya Film Classification Board banned the movie Wolf of Wall Street from being show in the country due to its “extreme scenes of nudity, sex, debauchery, hedonism and cursing”, as reported by the BBC. Despite the ban, the Oscar-nominated movie directed by Martin Scorsese about a Wall Street stockbroker is readily available on the… Continue reading Cost to Buy Pirated Copies of Wolf of Wall Street in Kenya

Price of Kenyan and Ugandan Prostitutes

According to media reports from Africa, men in Kenya are increasing choosing to visit prostitutes from Uganda rather than Kenya due to several factors. One of the main factors of preference for Uganda prostitutes is due to female genital mutilation (FGM) of Kenyan women. Due to the process of cutting of the labia, many women… Continue reading Price of Kenyan and Ugandan Prostitutes

Corruption in Education

A report by Transparency International found that one in six students around the world had to pay a bribe in order to receive education services. In addition to the bribes, corrupt actions taken by officials has prevented millions of dollars from reaching schools. In Kenya, funding that could be used to purchase up to 11… Continue reading Corruption in Education

Funding of Al-Shabaab from Ivory Trafficking

According to the Elephant Action League, the Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab funds up to 40 percent of their operations with the proceeds from ivory trafficking. The group was responsible for the September 2013 attack on a Kenyan mall in September 2013. Ivory trafficking across Africa contributed to the deaths of over 30,000 elephants in 2012.… Continue reading Funding of Al-Shabaab from Ivory Trafficking

Counterfeit Drugs Market Share in Kenya and the Ivory Coast in 2012

In 2012, up to 30 percent of the drugs sold in Kenya were believed to have been counterfeits, according to the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Kenya. In Ivory Coast, the rate of counterfeit drugs sold was between 20 to 25 percent. Source:  AFP, “Counterfeit medicine trade targets Africa’s poor,” Google News, August 22, 2013.

Elephants and Rhinos Killed in Kenya

In the first eight months of 2013, a reported 190 elephants, 35 rhinos, and 2 forest rangers were killed in Kenya. In 2012, a total of 29 rhinos were killed in the country. Between 2009 and 2012, nearly 1,000 elephants have been killed in Kenya by poachers. The total elephant population in the country is… Continue reading Elephants and Rhinos Killed in Kenya

Number of Girls Trafficked into Kenya Each Week

The Refugees Consortium of Kenya reported that at least 50 girls between the age of 10 to 15 are sold in the major cities of Kenya every week. The human traffickers generate an estimated $40 Million a year from the selling of young girls. The International Organization of Migration says that up to 20,000 people… Continue reading Number of Girls Trafficked into Kenya Each Week

Breakdown of Bribe for Exports in Kenya

According to a study by the International Trade Center in Kenya, each shipment made by exporters and importers in the country pay up to $5,797 (500,000 Kenyan Schillings) in bribes. Out of that amount, $2,903 (250,000 Schillings) goes to Customs Officials, $1,742 (150,000 Schillings) goes to Port Officials, and police officers take a $1,161 (100,000… Continue reading Breakdown of Bribe for Exports in Kenya