Tanzania’s first anti-corruption court handles first case

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Tanzania’s highly anticipated Economic, Corruption and Organized Crime Court heard its first case on Thursday reports The Citizen.

The anti-corruption court was created in July this year after President John Magufuli assented to a bill passed by the parliament to establish the special court.

The establishment of the court comes after a heated debate, with most people alleging it would help address graft problems in the country and speed up dispensation of justice.

The Court’s first case to hear was a bail application. According to the report ‘the bail application was lodged at the court by three people who were arrested and charged in October, 2016 at the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court with several counts including that of storing bags of monofilament nets worth over Sh15 billion.’

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