The Republic versus John Marwa Tungera - No. 103 of 2012

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

On 5/10/2012 at 17 hours when park rangers at Grummet area within SENAPA were on patrol, they saw a person hidden in the bush and successfully arrested him, they found him having two knives and a snare, four pieces of dried meat of the wildebeest, and one skin of the zebra. He was then 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 was convicted on the first and second counts and acquitted on the third count.

Language of document
English
Reference number
No. 103 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, Zebra
Money value
TZS 2,775,000
Transnational
No
Decision
Conviction of the first and second grounds, acquittal on the third count.
Appealed
No
Penalty
(1) first count: to pay Tshs 250,000/= or serve one year imprisonment in default, (2) second Count: to pay Tshs 100,000/= or serve two years imprisonment in default, (3) acquittal
Legislation cited
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002
National Parks Act, Cap. 282 R.E. 2002
Source