The Republic versus George Betweli Kweya and Nelson Ezekiel Kifuko @ Mandela - No. 01 of 2015

Territorial subdivision
Type of court
Seat of court
Mbeya
Court jurisdiction
Date of opinion
2015
Abstract

On diverse dates between 13th January, 2013 and 25th January, 2015 at Ruaha National Park, Kinyasuga village within Mbarali District in Mbeya Region, accused persons jointly were found in unlawful acquired, accepted and transported government trophies. They were also found with unlawful possession of the Fire Arms at Kinyasuga village within Mbarali District in Mbeya Region. Then brought before the court to answer a charge. Both accused persons were convicted.

Language of document
English
Reference number
No. 01 of 2015
Charges
(1) unlawful transportation of government trophies, (2) unlawful dealing in government trophies, (3) unlawful dealing in government trophies, (4) unlawful dealing in government trophies, (5) unlawful dealing in government trophies, (6) unlawful dealing in government trophies, (7) unlawful possession of firearms.
Money value
TZS 712,000,000
Transnational
No
Decision
Conviction
Appealed
No
Penalty
Fifteen (15) years imprisonment.
Court cases cited
R versus Aves (1950) 2 ALL E.R 330, CA
Wilmington versus DPP (1935) AC 462, (1935) ALL.E.R
Homes versus DPP (1946) AC 588, (1946) 2ALL E.R 124 H.L
R versus Lobell (1957)1 QB 547, (1957) L ALL E.R 734.CCA
Samwel Silanga versus Republic (1993) TLR pg 149
Republic versus Mgumbo s/o Bwanyigeta (1973)L.R.T No. 90
Legislation cited
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002
Arms and Ammunitions Act, Cap. 223 R.E. 2002
Source