The Republic versus Itembe Rhobi - No. 10 of 2010

Territorial subdivision
Type of court
Seat of court
Serengeti
Court jurisdiction
Date of opinion
2013
Abstract

On 06/09/2010 at 20:00 hours the park rangers while on patrol at Muchuri area within Ikorongo/Grumeti Game Reserve, they saw torch lights and decided to make follow ups, they succeeded in arresting one person in possession of one killed Thomson Gazelle, one knife and the torch. He was arrested and taken to Mugumu Police station. The case lasted for three years from the date it was instituted to the date of the judgment. The accused was convicted on the first and second counts and acquitted on the third count.

Language of document
English
Reference number
No. 10 of 2010
Charges
(1) unlawful entry into a national park, (2) unlawful possession of weapons in a national park, (3) unlawful possession of government trophies.
Species
Gazelle (Grant, Thomson, Tommy)
Money value
TZS 240,000
Transnational
No
Decision
Conviction on the first and second counts, acquittal on the third count.
Appealed
No
Penalty
(1) first count: 80,000/= or serve 5 months imprisonment, (2) second count: to pay 120,000/= or serve 7 months imprisonment, (3) acquittal.
Legislation cited
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002
National Parks Act, Cap. 282 R.E. 2002
Source