The Republic versus Mhere Mkori and two others - No. 126 of 2010

Territorial subdivision
Type of court
Seat of court
Serengeti
Court jurisdiction
Date of opinion
2013
Abstract

On 17/05/2010 at 17:00 hours when SENAPA park rangers were on patrol at Borongoja area within SENAPA, they heard voices of people talking in the bush, they surrounded the bush and found three people seated under a tree in possession of local weapons namely, one panga, one knife, one machete, one bow, eight arrows and six snares, and two pieces of impala dry meat. They were asked whether they had permit, they admitted to have no permit they were then arrested and taken to Kleins rangers post then to Mugumu police station. The accused persons were found guilty and convicted.

Language of document
English
Reference number
No. 126 of 2010
Charges
(1) unlawful entry into a national park, (2) unlawful possession of weapons in a national park, (3) unlawful possession of government trophies.
Species
Money value
TZS 300,000
Transnational
No
Decision
Conviction
Appealed
No
Penalty
(1) first count: each to pay Tshs 70,000/= or serve one year imprisonment in default, (2) second count: each to pay Tsh 100,000/= or serve two years imprisonment in default, (3) third count: each pay Tshs 3,000,000/= or serve ten years imprisonment.
Legislation cited
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002
National Parks Act, Cap. 282 R.E. 2002
Source