Man waiting to cross Likoni Ferry channel arrested with python stashed in suitcase

By Brian Okoth On Wed, 12 Feb, 2020 11:02 | < 1 min read
Police in Likoni, Mombasa are holding in custody a 33-year-old man who was arrested in possession of a 2.3-meter snake on Tuesday 9:30am. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
Police in Likoni, Mombasa are holding in custody a 33-year-old man who was arrested in possession of a 2.3-meter snake on Tuesday 9:30am. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
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    Police in Likoni, Mombasa are holding in custody a 33-year-old man who was arrested in possession of a 2.3-meter snake on Tuesday 9:30am.

Police in Likoni, Mombasa are holding in custody a 33-year-old man who was arrested in possession of a 2.3-meter snake on Tuesday 9:30am.

The python weighs 10Kgs and measures 2.3 meters in length. [PHOTO | K24 DIGITAL]

It was discovered that Karissa Iha’s suitcase had the 10kg python when his belonging was being screened at the Likoni Ferry channel; the Mombasa side.

“The suspect was passing the island screening area through the X-Ray (detector) when he was intercepted. He was arrested, and will be charged with the offence of dealing in a live wildlife species without a permit or other lawful exemption contrary to Section 95(c) of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act 2013,” said a police report filed at Likoni Ferry Police Station.

Iha is expected to be charged in court on Wednesday, February 12.

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