Three foreigners charged with possessing elephant tusks worth Sh 1.3million

BY CLAUSE MASIKA

Three foreigners were among two Kenyans charged in court for allegedly dealing in 13.1kg pieces of elephant tusks contrary to the law.

The three ;Claude Tuyisenge, Christian Pilote Uwacu and Nkurunziza Janvier were charged alongside two Kenyans namely ; Moses Otieno Ojwang and Mary Atieno Jaramba before a Kahawa Law magistrates Courts  where they denied the charges.

Claude Tuyisenge, Christian Pilote Uwacu and Nkurunziza Janvier were also charged being in the country illegally without required permit.

According to the charge sheet, the five accused person jointly committed the offense on June 24th at Nairobi South C shopping center within Nairobi county.

They were arrested while  possessing four pieces of elephant tusks concealed in a multiple coloured Nigerian bag inside motor vehicle registration number KCZ 564p worthy 1.3 million.

They were not released on bond and the magistrate directed that they be detained in custody until July 16 when approbation report will be brought in court for further direction.