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Cop, 2 others on ivory possession charge

The officer, David Ongeri, is a CID detective attached to the Mlolongo Police Station in Machakos County/FILE

The officer, David Ongeri, is a CID detective attached to the Mlolongo Police Station in Machakos County/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 16 – A police officer is among three people charged with possession of eight pieces of ivory.

The officer, David Ongeri, is a CID detective attached to the Mlolongo Police Station in Machakos County.

The prosecution says he and co-accused Perpetual Mueke and Everlyne Kisese were arrested on August 15 at Mlolongo town.

The court was told the ivory has a street value of Sh300,000.

The accused denied the charges before Kibera Chief Magistrate Ann Ongijo.

They were each released on a Sh500,000 bond with a surety of similar amount.

The case will be heard on December 5.

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