Man charged with illegal possession of leopard skins in Laikipia
07 May 2015, 13:27
Nyahururu - A middle-aged man Wednesday appeared in a Nyahururu court charged with illegal possession of four leopard skins worth KES 1.2 million.
25-year-old Michael Mugambi denied the charges when he appeared before Resident magistrate Peter Muholi.
Mugambi was charged that on May 5, 2015 at Ol Moran village in Laikipia County, he was found with four leopard skins.
The court heard that Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) rangers posing as potential buyers contacted Mugambi after receiving a tip from members of the public, and agreed to meet at Ol Moran shopping centre where he was arrested.
Read Also: Inter-agency team formed to probe ivory seizure in Thailand
He was later arrested and taken to Ol Moran police station where he was charged with the offence.
The prosecution objected that the accused be granted bail since he was serving a 15 month probation sentence for handling game trophies.
The accused will be remanded at the Ol Moran police station until May 11 when the magistrate will rule on whether he can be released on bond.
For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.