On 08/10/2010 at 15:00 while SENAPA park rangers were on patrol at Sonzo area within the park, they saw a people hidden in the bush, they surrounded them and managed to arrest one of them, he was in possession of one machete, 3 animal trapping wires, one dry skin of reedbuck, one dry skin of impala and three pieces dry meat of wildebeests. He was then 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 found guilty and convicted on all the three counts.
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No. 57 of 2010
(1) unlawful entry into a national park, (2) unlawful possession of weapons in a national park, (3) unlawful possession of government trophies.
Wildebeest, Impala, Reedbuck
(1) first count: to pay Tshs 50,000/= or serve one year imprisonment in default, (2) second count: to pay Tsh 100,000/= or serve two years imprisonment in default, (3) third count: to pay 10,650,000/= or serve 20 years imprisonment.
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002
National Parks Act, Cap. 282 R.E. 2002
Reference to FAOLEX