Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Kenyan jailed for trying to sell albino

From BBC World News, London
By Eric Nampesya

A court in Tanzania has sentenced a Kenyan accused of trying to sell an albino to 17 years in jail and a fine of more than $50,000 (£41,200)

The court sentenced Nathan Mutei after he pleaded guilty to human trafficking.

Police said they arrested Mutei in a sting operation as he tried to sell an albino fellow Kenyan for the equivalent of more than $250,000.

Albino body parts are prized in parts of Africa, with witch-doctors claiming they have special powers.

The albino, Robinson Mkwama, is being escorted home to Kenya with a police guard, the BBC's Eric Nampesya reports from Tanzania

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