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.
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No. 126 of 2010
(1) unlawful entry into a national park, (2) unlawful possession of weapons in a national park, (3) unlawful possession of government trophies.
(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.
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002
National Parks Act, Cap. 282 R.E. 2002
Reference to FAOLEX