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.
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No. 10 of 2010
(1) unlawful entry into a national park, (2) unlawful possession of weapons in a national park, (3) unlawful possession of government trophies.
Gazelle (Grant, Thomson, Tommy)
Conviction on the first and second counts, acquittal on the third count.
(1) first count: 80,000/= or serve 5 months imprisonment, (2) second count: to pay 120,000/= or serve 7 months imprisonment, (3) acquittal.
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002
National Parks Act, Cap. 282 R.E. 2002