Rwandan Remanded for Smuggling in Shs. 10bn Worth of Ivory

The Anticorruption Court in Kampala has remanded a Rwandese national to Luzira prison over smuggling ivory worth 10Billion shillings.

62 year old Emile Kayumba a resident of Kacyiru in Kigali Rwanda was arrested smuggling 832 pieces of Ivory in 2013 which he was caught loading from the home of a Chinese national in Bugolobi, medical Kampala district.

Kayumba is facing two counts including acquiring restricted goods which is against the East African Community Customs management Act and attempting to export animal species without a valid license contrary to the Wildlife Act.

The presiding grade one magistrate   Patricia Amoko declined to release  Kayumba on bail saying that he has a bad record when he absconded his earlier bail and fled the country to DRC only to be recently rearrested  after issuing an international arrest warrant.

Kayumba will re-appear again  in court on the 25th/August .



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