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One Year In Jail For Wild Meat


A 39 year old man was on Friday committed to serve one year imprisonment after being found with Zebra meat.

Peter Amandi who was sentenced by Senior Principal Magistrate Esther Kimilu after pleading guilty was arrested with 80 kgs of Zebra meat at Esukut area in Rombo, Loitoktok Sub County on June 20.

According to prosecution the accused was arrested by officers from Maasai Wilderness Conservancy Trust after an alert from their counterparts from Big life conservancy after receiving intelligence report of a suspect with zebra meat.

The team laid an ambush along possible routes of the suspect and the accused was arrested while transporting the meat while packed in a drum using a motor bike.

The officers suspected the accused was intending to vend the meat to unsuspecting customers since he had a knife for cutting the meat

According to prosecution the accused is not a first offender since he had earlier been arrested with the same offence.

The accused has 14 days to appeal against the sentence.

Source:
Kenya News Agency