The three accused were caught in possession of what was alleged to be Thompson gazelle, on the contrary the accused states that they were found with goat meat and its skin. They were arrested and taken to court. The three accused persons, Daudi Kitonyi Dadi, John Kitonyi Dadi and Yahaya Hamis Kitonyi were charged and convicted by Bunda District Court. They were fined to pay Tshs. 8,000,000/= or serve twenty years imprisonment in default. Being aggrieved hence this appeal. The High Court allowed the appeal, quashed the decision of the trial court and set aside the sentence.
Type of court
Seat of court
Date of opinion
Language of document
No. 01 of 2014
Unlawful possession of government trophies
Gazelle (Grant, Thomson, Tommy)
Appeal allowed, decision quashed, sentence set aside.
Court cases cited
R V. Uswege Bukuku (2001) TLR 337
R V. John Mtungwa (2001) TLR 258
Director of Public Prosecutions V. Edward Sumari (1989) TLR 150
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002