Chinese Man among , three Kenyans charged with possessing wildlife trophies worth Sh1.5million

A Chinese national who deals with Chinese raw materials and three of his employees were on Monday arraigned at a Kibera court for allegedly possessing 300 litres of Aloe sap contained in 15 Jerricans of 20 litres capacity contrary to the wildlife conservation and management act.

Wang Zhangyin was charged alongside Emmanuel Kipkogei Limo, David Ipomai Orodi and Joseph Mutuku Masaka.

They were arraigned before Kibera chief magistrate Ann Mwangi where they jointly denied the charges.

The charge sheet read in court however says that the accused person committed the offence February 24, 2023 at around 1000hrs at Nkutuk Elmunget area in OL Donyiro within Samburu County

Prior to their release on bond, court prosecutor Jeff Musyoka objected their release on bond and specifically told the court that the Chinese National was been investigated by the Interpol.

He told the court not to release him on bond as he was a flight risk but the defense lawyer rubbished the claims.

She told the court that the Chinese National has been in Kenya for over 20 years and had employed at least 120 Kenyans.

She urged the court not to deny him and others bond.

The magistrate released them on Sh1million each and directed that the matter proceed early next month for a mention.

She also directed that the accused person be supplied with all the witness statements and documentary evidences that the prosecution intended to rely on during the entire trials.

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