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A Kenyan court overturns the 2016 ivory landmark ruling

August 03, 2018 |WildlifeDirect

Today the Kenyan Criminal Justice system failed. Feisal Ali Mohamed who was convicted of trafficking in illegal elephant tusks today walks free.

In July 2016, Feisal was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment and fined of 20 million shillings for trafficking in 2,152 kilograms of elephant ivory. Feisal’s case began in December 2014 after he apprehended in Tanzania through an INTERPOL led swoop. At that time Feisal was the most wanted ivory trafficker in the world with Interpol giving a red notice against him. Today’s ruling by Lady Justice Dorah Chepkwony, squashes the 2016 landmark ruling by Senior Principal Magistrate Diana Mochache.

Read the press release here.