Man linked to rhino killing released on Ksh.500K bond


Man linked to rhino killing released on Ksh.500K bond
The rhino that was killed in Lake Nakuru National Park on July 31, 2018.

In Summary

  • Adan Abdi Mata who was arrested on Wednesday was charged with being in possession of six pieces of carved ivory and having a rifle illegally.
  • Mata pleaded not guilty to the charges before resident magistrate Martin Mutua who released him on a Ksh.500,000 bond and two sureties of similar amount.
  • The Kenya Wildlife Service on Wednesday said the suspect was arrested following a night raid that also led to the recovery of a rifle and six pieces of carved ivory.

By FESTUS BARRACK

A suspect linked to the recent killing of a rhino at Lake Nakuru National Park was on Thursday arraigned before a Naivasha court.

Adan Abdi Mata who was arrested on Wednesday was charged with being in possession of six pieces of carved ivory and having a rifle illegally.

Mata pleaded not guilty to the charges before resident magistrate Martin Mutua who released him on a Ksh.500,000 bond and two sureties of similar amount.

The Kenya Wildlife Service on Wednesday said the suspect was arrested following a night raid that also led to the recovery of a rifle and six pieces of carved ivory.

The case will be mentioned on August 22, 2018, and hearing scheduled for October 25, 2018.

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