Mombasa High Court on Friday revoked a 20-year jail term handed to businessman Feisal Mohammed who was convicted in 2016 for the possession of Sh44 million worth of ivory.

High Court Judge Dora Chepkwony said Mohammed’s sentence was unlawful.

The judge further added that after a thorough interrogation of the available evidence there seemed to be gaps  that  made the case  questionable.

She intimated that evidence was circumstantial, something the trial court overlooked when the suspect was being sentenced.

Mohammed was sentenced into 20 years in prison and a Sh20 million fine by a magistrate Court In 2016, having been arrested by Interpol agents in Dar es salaam in December 2014.

 

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