DPP wants state to con­fis­cate prop­erty of sus­pected ivory traf­fick­ing broth­ers

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Coast -

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.

/MKAMBURI MWAWASI

Of­fi­cers dis­play ivory seized in Mom­basa dur­ing the hear­ing of a case in which Feisal Mo­hamed is charged with hav­ing Sh44 mil­lion ivory

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