Search for foreigners widened after ivory seizure in Mombasa (Kenya)


Willis Oketch, Standard Digital

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 Police are searching for foreigners from Uganda and Cambodia after their suspected accomplice was yesterday charged in a Mombasa court for dealing in ivory worth Sh109 million. Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecution Alex Muteti told Mombasa Senior Principal Magistrate Francis Kyambia that detectives investigating the seizure of the ivory weighing 1,097 kilogrammes have widened investigations into those countries.  Mr Muteti opposed the release of a clearing agent, Ephantus Gitonga Mbare, on bond.