Chembe Yotu versus the Republic - No. 33 of 2007

Territorial subdivision
Seat of court
Arusha
Court jurisdiction
Date of opinion
2008
Abstract

On 18.07.2000, the Tarangire National Park rangers were informed that certain villagers of Sangaiwe, of whom the appellant was one, were in possession of government trophies. They laid information to the police and made a follow up at Sangaiwe. On arrival there, they contacted the village leadership. They were led to the home of the accused and interrogated him. Upon searching the house, they recovered game meat which was identified to be that of a zebra. The appellant appealed to the High Court against both conviction and sentence and raised nine grounds which boil down to one ground that the prosecution side did not prove the case against him beyond reasonable doubt. This is an appeal from the decision of the District Court of Babati Criminal Case No. 7 of 2000. The appeal was dismissed for lack of merits and the sentence and orders were confirmed.

Language of document
English
Reference number
No. 33 of 2007
Charges
Unlawful possession of government trophies
Species
Zebra
Money value
TZS 272,000
Transnational
No
Decision
Appeal dismissed
Appealed
No
Penalty
Twenty (20) years imprisonment term, payment of Tshs. 272,000/= compensation to the government through TANAPA, six (6) strokes of cane.
Legislation cited
Economic Sabotage Act No. 13 of 1984 as amended by No. 10 of 1989 and No. 3 of 1992
Source