A Court sitting in Kenya has sentenced two men found guilty of possessing python and crocodile skins to 10 years imprisonment.
The convicts, Oscar Kambona Musyimi and Anthony Mutie were charged with possessing 7 python and 2 crocodile skins contrary to section 92 of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act No. 47 of 2013.
The alleged offence was committed on November 17, 2019, at Ndalani-Sofia Market within Machakos County, Kenya’s Lower Eastern region.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) in the country said the sentencing included a fine of Ksh20,000,000 ($123122) per person, with the option of serving the stipulated 10-year sentence.
The Kithimani Principal Magistrate Paul Wechuli said there was enough evidence linking the duo to possessing the game trophy.
“While delivering the judgment, Principal Magistrate Hon. Paul Wechuli observed that all 6 prosecution witnesses who testified adduced consistent and collaborative testimonies which the accused persons failed to shake during cross-examination,” said ODPP.
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