DPP on the spot over stalled Sh576m ivory case in Mombasa

Some of the suspects charged with trafficking 3,127kgs of ivory when they appeared in court in Mombasa in 2015. ODPP has come under sharp criticism for allegedly frustrating the conclusion of the case. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The case has been handled by more than three magistrates since it was first brought to court in 2015.
  • It is evidently not likely to be concluded in the near future since the prosecution is in most cases not ready to proceed with the matter.
  • The prosecution is also yet to bring evidence from Thailand that they are seeking to rely on in the case.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has come under sharp criticism for allegedly frustrating the proceedings of a Sh576 million ivory case that has dragged in court for four years.

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