On 10/09/2010 at 13:00 hours the SENAPA park rangers while on patrol at Sonzo area within the national park. They saw carnivore birds roaming around a certain tree, when they made follow-ups they found wires set across the trees to trap animals. They then abruptly saw three men running away, they succeeded in arresting two of them. They were caught also in possession of one knife, one spear and three animal trapping wires, also with one piece of dry meat and one piece of dry skin of wildebeest. The accused were convicted on the first and second counts and acquitted on the third count.
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No. 16 of 2010
(1) unlawful entry into a national park, (2) unlawful possession of weapons in a national park, (3) unlawful possession of government trophies.
Conviction on the first and second counts, acquittal on the third count.
(1) first count: each to serve one year imprisonment, (2) second count: each to serve two years imprisonment, (3) acquittal.
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002
National Parks Act, Cap. 282 R.E. 2002
Reference to FAOLEX