Kenya: Court Cancels Ivory Kingpin Feisal’s Bond


By Mkamburi Mwawasi, The Star

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The High Court has canceled suspected ivory kingpin’s bond on grounds that he might abscond.
Sitting in Mombasa, Judge Martin Muya said if released on bond, Feisal Mohammed may never appear in court for proceedings.
Muya said the trial magistrate did not consider that Mohammed was arrested seven months after charges had been preferred against him.
He said the magistrate did not consider that Mohammed ran out of the country and was arrested in a foreign land.
“The trial court, while releasing the respondent on bail, just considered his health,” said Muya.
Mohammed was ordered to report to the Mombasa CID every Thursday.
On March 18, senior principal magistrate Justus Kituku released Mohammed on Sh10 million bond.
He said the respondent is legally entitled to bond so he can seek medical attention.
Mohammed was arrested by Interpol in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania last December 23.
He was alleged to have elephant tusks weighing more than two tonnes.