The Republic versus Juma Mwita @ Jomba and two others - No. 229 of 2008

Territorial subdivision
Type of court
Seat of court
Serengeti
Court jurisdiction
Date of opinion
2012
Abstract

On 08/08/2008, while park rangers were on patrol they saw the accused persons seated in the bush. They were found in possession of one panga, three knives, three pieces of dried meat of wildebeest, one dried skin of hartebeest and one dried skin of swala impala, on interrogations they admitted to have no permit, they were then arrested. The accused persons were convicted.

Language of document
English
Reference number
No. 229 of 2008
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, Hartebeest, Swala pala
Money value
TZS 1,565,000
Transnational
No
Decision
Conviction
Appealed
No
Penalty
(1) first count: each to pay Tshs 10,000/= or six months imprisonment in default, (2) second count: each pay Tshs 20,000/= or serve six months imprisonment in default, (3) third count: 10 years imprisonment.
Legislation cited
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002
National Parks Act, Cap. 282 R.E. 2002
Source