The Republic versus Jackson Sinda Nyamhanga and another - No. 52 of 2012

Territorial subdivision
Type of court
Seat of court
Serengeti
Court jurisdiction
Date of opinion
2014
Abstract

On 08/06/12 at 18:00 hours while park rangers of SENAPA were on patrol around Nyanderema area within SENAPA, they saw people hidden in the bush. They surrounded the bush and successfully arrested them. When they were searched they were found in possession of one panga, two knives, and five snares plus, three pieces of fresh wildebeest meat and two skins of the wildebeest. On interrogations they were asked if they had permit, they both didn’t have. The accused states that they had entered SENAPA to bring back their cattles that had entered the park. They were then arrested and taken to Mugumu police station. The case lasted for two years from the date it was instituted to the date of the judgment. The accused persons were convicted on the first and second counts and acquitted on the third count.

Language of document
English
Reference number
No. 52 of 2012
Charges
(1) unlawful entry into a national park, (2) unlawful possession of weapons in a national park, (3) unlawful possession of government trophies.
Species
Wildebeest
Money value
TZS 1,950,000
Transnational
No
Decision
Conviction on the first and second counts, acquittal on the third count.
Appealed
No
Penalty
(1) first count: the first accused to pay Tshs 100,000/= or serve one year imprisonment in default and the second accused to receive 2 strokes of canning, (2) second count: the first accused to pay Tsh 200,000/= or serve one year imprisonment in default and the second accused to receive 2 strokes of canning, (3) acquittal.
Legislation cited
National Parks Act, Cap. 282 R.E. 2002
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002
Source