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E005/2022 Mombasa – Two Arrested with 24 kg Ivory

SEEJ-AFRICA THUMBNAIL:

  • On the afternoon of January 1st, 2022, and acting on intelligence, KWS Rangers and NPS officers intercepted a vehicle in the Central Business District of Mombasa containing 24.5 kg of ivory in the boot of the vehicle.
  • The occupants, Assad Mohamed Ahmed and Abdi Mohammed Ali were found to have 7 pieces of ivory wrapped in a manilla sack. The first suspect managed to escape.
  • They have been charged with possession and dealing in wildlife trophies contrary to the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act.
Abdi Mohammed Ali before Mombasa Principal Magistrate Martin Rabera.
Abdi Mohammed Ali in Mombasa court July 6th, 2022.

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