Two charged over Sh78m ivory seized at station

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  • Mr N’Faye Doukoure and Mr Kenneth Kamau Maina did not take plea in the case and were remanded until Friday.

A Guinean and his Kenyan accomplice appeared in court Tuesday charged with being in possession of ivory worth Sh78 million.

Mr N’Faye Doukoure and Mr Kenneth Kamau Maina did not take plea in the case and were remanded until Friday.

The prosecution told the court that police are still investigating important leads in the case.

“ Police did not complete investigations because of the Easter Holidays. The probe can only be done with the help of the National Museums. It was a weekend and a holiday and we could not do that,” State Counsel Kioko Kamula told the court.

133 pieces

He urged the court to remand the suspects at Kilimani Police station for four days.

Police are also looking for owners of two vehicles the suspects allegedly used to carry the Ivory, the court heard.

Mr Kamula opposed an application by lawyer Ishmael Nyaribo seeking the accused to be released on bail saying that being a foreigner, Mr Doukoure could leave the country.

The prosecutor said Mr Maina has another poaching case at Makadara law courts and can jump bail. Mr Nyaribo claimed that police took Sh375,000 from Mr Doukoure and his Guinean passport.

The two were arrested on Thursday last week at a petrol station along Langata road in Nairobi with 133 pieces of the game trophies hidden in a vehicle.

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