Kenya is about to destroy 270 million dollars worth of ivory. That is an incredibly stupid thing to do. They should instead sell the ivory and use the proceeds to fund anti-poaching efforts. By destroying the ivory, they are reducing the supply, which drives up the price, which encourages more poaching by making it more lucrative.
I fully understand the visceral revulsion at state-sponsored distribution of ivory. It kind of feels analogous to the government selling seized stockpiles of heroin or cocaine. But ivory isn't like heroin. It's not addictive. People don't need regular fixes of elephant tusk. Ivory is a Veblen good: people want only it because it's rare. Increase the supply and demand will go down, along with the price. Do this long enough and you might even depress the market to the point where you bring about a generational change and make the demand for ivory disappear entirely.
In fact, there is even an argument to be made that governments should actively sponsor the harvesting of elephant tusks (and rhino horns)! It turns out that it is possible to harvest these things without serious harm to the animal. Poachers don't do it because it's a lot harder than just killing the animal, but if governments did it they could use the proceeds to fund the activity.
In a perfect world, no one would want ivory or rhino horn, and these animals could just live in peace. But we have to deal with the world as it is, not as we would like it to be. In this world, the elephants that created the tusks that the Kenyan government is about to destroy are already dead. Destroying their tusks is not going to help them, nor will it help the elephants that are still alive. Quite the contrary.