Court grants Sh3m bond to man in Sh109m ivory haul

Ephantus Gitonga Mbare when he appeared in court on December 23, 2016 charged with handling 335 pieces of ivory valued at Sh109,000 intended for export to Cambodia. Mombasa Senior Principal Magistrate Francis Kyambia has released him on a Sh3 million bond with one surety. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Prosecutors did not object to the magistrate’s ruling despite earlier opposing it bail.
  • Mr Mbare is accused of dealing in ivory without a licence from the Kenya Wildlife Service.
  • He is said to have committed the offence between October 6 and December 21, 2016 between the Malaba border point and the Mombasa port.
  • The case will be mentioned on February 2, 2017.

A clearing and forwarding agent facing charges related to an ivory haul estimated to be valued at Sh109 million has been released on a Sh3 million bond with one surety of the same amount.


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