DPP wants state to confiscate property of suspected ivory trafficking brothers
The DPP wants property of two brothers confiscated after Interpol issued an arrest warrant against them.
Nicholas and Samwel Jefwa are being sought by Kenya police and Interpol over accusations of trafficking in wildlife trophies. The two are alleged to have organised the smuggling of some 511 pieces of ivory worth Sh570 million.
The brothers are believed to be hiding in South Sudan. They were charged in absentia last year alongside their accomplices Abdulrahman Sheikh, his sons Sheikh Abdulrahman and Mahmoud Abdulrahman, Patience Kahindi and Said Juma for exporting the ivory to Thailand.
Prosecutor Yamina Jamii said asked that the suspects’ vehicles be sold and the money deposited in a consolidated government fund. He said the brothers cannot be traced and their property could be proceeds of crime.
Officers display ivory seized in Mombasa during the hearing of a case in which Feisal Mohamed is charged with having Sh44 million ivory