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‘Car Thieves’, Witch Doctors Who Put on Nude Show Charged With Fraud

Photo: Capital FM

The show the two put on attracted a crowd of onlookers.

Mombasa — Six people among them two men who stripped naked in Mombasa last week have been charged with offense of conspiring to defraud members of public.

The six have denied the charges of attempting to defraud the public on pretext of having supernatural powers to heal, catch thieves, solve court cases, secure jobs and solve impotency at certain fee.

Yassin Lokorobe, Ronald Nganga , Moses Wani Njau , Musa Ongum ,Elizabeth Wetaba and Mary Achieng were also charged with offense of giving false information about a vehicle they claimed was stolen.

Lokorobe, Nganga, Ongum and Njau faced charges of being in the country illegally.

The accused were also slapped with charge of committing common nuisance by stripping naked in before Shanzu Principal Magistrate Diana Mochache.

They were remanded at Shimo la Tewa prison until September 19 when court will rule whether they will be released on bond.

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Red Alert Was Issued Against Ivory Suspect

By Philip Muyanga

Interpol had issued a red alert against Mombasa businessman Feisal Ali before he was arrested over claims of engaging in illegal ivory trade, an officer has told court.

Chief Inspector of Police Japhet Gekonde said Mr Ali who is facing a charge of being in possession of ivory worth Sh44 million would later be arrested in a hotel in Tanzania.

He said they received a warrant of arrest against Mr Ali from the court when Interpol posted it on its website.

Mr Gekonde who was previously attached to Interpol said the agency normally issues the red alert against a wanted person by a particular country.

He said in December 2014, they were informed Mr Ali was in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Testifying before Mombasa principal magistrate Diana Mochache, the witness said, they travelled to Tanzania on December 21, 2014 where they linked up with their Interpol counterparts.

“We went to Msimbazi Police Station to get reinforcement and later managed to trace and intercept Mr Ali,” Mr Gekonde told court.

“We had his photograph the investigating officer had given us. We also had an informer,” he said as he was being led through his evidence by Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Alexander Muteti.

DEPORTATION

After his arrest, Tanzanian police also raised questions over whether Mr Ali was in the country legally.

Later, Tanzanian authorities are said to have decided to deport him.

Mr Gekonde said they were advised to return to Kenya and wait for the suspect. Tanzanian police brought Mr Ali to Kenya on December 24, 2014.

Upon cross examination by defence lawyer Gikandi Ngibuini, the officer told the court he did not have a copy of the warrant of arrest but he saw a deportation order against Mr Ali when he was handed over by Tanzanian authorities.

The officer, attached to Kenya Revenue Authority, denied they unlawfully arrested and deported Mr Ali.

Another witness, Corporal Joseph Koech, said on December 24 last year that his senior asked to pick Mr Ali in Lunga Lunga after he was deported from Tanzania.

Mr Ali has been charged alongside Mr Abdul Halim Sadiq, Mr Ghalib Sadiq Kara, Mr Praverz Noor Mohamed and Mr Abdulmajeed Ibrahim.

The offence was allegedly committed on June 5, 2014 at Tudor Estate, Mombasa.

The case has been adjourned until February 10.

Two in Court Over 1.4kg Rhino Horn

By Mkamburi Mwawasi

Two people allegedly arrested with rhino horn were yesterday remanded for seven days to allow police complete investigations.

Said Mwinyi and Ali Omar appeared before Mombasa principal magistrate Diana Mochache who allowed their continued detention at the Central police station.

An officer told the court Mwinyi and Omar were being investigated for having illegal wildlife trophies.

The officer said the duo was arrested on Mama Ngina Drive on December 27 with the rhino horns weighing 1.4kg.

The value of the horn is yet to be disclosed, as investigations are still on.

Mwinyi and Omar asked the court to release them on bail pending the hearing and determination of their case.

However, the magistrate said they would not be granted bail unless they had answered to the charges.

Kenya Wildlife Service lead investigator Gideon Kebati said the two will be charged for having rhino horn.

“We suspect it’s a wide cartel of professional poachers hired by ivory kingpins,” he said.

The two will appear in court on January 6.

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