Mombasa court acquits Feisal Mohamed in sh 44 million Ivory case


Mombasa,KENYA:The Mombasa high court on Friday set free business man Feisal Mohamed.

Feisal had earlier been handed 20 years in jail and a fine of Sh.20 million after he was found guilty of being in possesion of 314 Ivory tasks worth sh.44 million.

But Justice Dorah Chepkwony set aside the sentence saying it was unconstitutional.

“According to the trial proceedings, i am convinced that the prosecution did not bring any evidence to show that Feisal was involved in the trade of Ivory tusks” ruled Chepkwony.

Feisal was arrested on 7th June on allegations of being in possesion of 314 ivory tusks weighing 2152.45 Kg.

The Judge noted that the sentence was severe and that the prosecution failed to prove that Mr. Mohammed was the owner of the ivory or was engaged in trafficking the trophies.