Mansur Surur and how botched cases kept ivory cartels in business
By JOHN KAMAU (Daily Nation)
SeeJ-AFRICA: There are some inaccuracies relating to details on the Feisal court case. For more details read: The appeal acquittal of Feisal Mohamed Ali: A victory for rule of law, a process corrupted, or both?
Regarding the case of Bernard Musau and Guinean, Traore Lancini. There was no documentation presented to the court to support that he was actually deported. A 3rd accused, also a Guinean, was arrested shortly after the seizure but never charged.
Accused Musau had 2 other ivory trafficking charges before courts in Makindu and Mariakani. In Mariakani, he was fined ksh 100,000 ($1000) for transporting 25 kg of ivory to Mombasa. Three co-accused were found not guilty (one was Guinean and associate of Moazu Kromah), the 4th had the charges withdrawn. The disposition of the Makindu case is not known.
It was shoddy and tainted with deliberate omissions”
This was the same classic loophole in the Lancini case”