Man found with game meat charged in court
15 September 2016, 23:55
Nairobi - A man has been arraigned in a Nanyuki court charged with illegal possession of Zebra meat.
John Nachura also faced another count of being found with traps for ensnaring animals.
Nachura was arrested at Oljogi Ranch, Laikipia County, on September 14, this year having slaughtered one zebra while another was found dead trapped by a snare he had allegedly set.
Appearing before Senior Resident Magistrate Evanson Ngigi, the prosecution told the court that the accused was arrested by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officers attached to Wildlife Rapid Reports Unit (WRRU) while they were on their normal patrol.
The officers’ attention was drawn by vultures hovering around a particular area and when they approached, they found the trapped dead zebra and after combing the area, they came across the accused having slaughtered another zebra.
They found him with 60 kilograms of zebra’s meat and 10 traps and upon interrogation they found he had no authority to be in the Ranch.
He was escorted to Doldol police station where the charges were preferred against him.
He however denied the charges and the case was slated to be heard on November 16, this year.
The court released him on a KES.200,000 bond terms.
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