On the material date, at 22.00 hrs at Tingirima village within Bunda District in Mara Region, the accused was found in the possession of skins of dik-dik, two pieces of dried meat of the wildebeest and a piece of elephant tusk, after an emergence search in his house, a house owned by his mother and elder brother while he was sleeping. He was therefore arrested, convicted and sentenced for 20 years imprisonment. This was an appeal against the original economic case no. 177 of 2013 of the Bunda District court, where the accused was alleged to have been found in possession of skins of dik-dik, two pieces of wildebeest, two pieces of dried meat of the wildebeest and a piece of elephant tusk and therefore charged and convicted of an offence of being in possession of government trophies and failure to report the possession of the government trophies mentioned above worth Tshs. 4,672,000/=. The appeal was allowed, the sentences were set aside and the court ordered to release the appellant from prison.
Type of court
Seat of court
Date of opinion
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No. 03 of 2015
Unlawful possession of government trophies
Wildebeest, Dik-dik, African elephant
Appeal allowed, sentences set aside and order to release the appellant from prison.
Court cases cited
Ramadhani Haima v. Republic, Criminal Appeal No. 213 B of 2009
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002
Reference to FAOLEX