Judge now freezes the assets of seven ivory case suspects

Businessman Abdulrahman Sheikh leaves Mombasa High Court on August 25, 2015 after it ordered the freezing his assets and six others. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Justice Martin Muya told the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to freeze millions of shillings being held in 13 accounts at Standard Chartered, KCB, I &M, Co-operative, Barclays and NIC banks belonging to the seven men.
  • The men are Mr Abdulrahman Sheikh, Mr Sheikh Abdulrahman, Mr Sheikh Mahmoud Abdulrahman, Mr Musa Jacob Lithare, Mr Nicholas Mweri Jefwa, Mr Samwel Bakari Jefwa and Mr Samuel Mundia.

The High Court has ordered a freeze on assets belonging to seven men accused of exporting ivory to Thailand and Singapore.

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