Tanzania: Three Dragged to Court for Citizenship Forgery

Published: 24/Mar/2019
Source: Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

THREE people, including a village chairman have been taken to court for allegedly conspiring to forge citizenship certificates to non-nationals, the Kagera Regional Immigration Officer (RIO), Mr Pendo Buteng’e has disclosed.

He named the accused before Bukoba Resident Magistrate, Samuel Maweda, as Tumaini Francis (24), a University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) student as the first accused, second Peace Francis (22) who is a Mwenge University (Moshi) student, and the Rwagati Village Chairman, Joseph Kinyonyi (51) all booked in Criminal Case No 63/2019.

The Prosecutor from Immigration, Hamza Sanga alleged that in the first offence, both Tumaini Francis and Peace Francis, unlawfully and jointly lived in the United Republic of Tanzania without processing residential permits.

In the second count, third accused Kinyoyi was charged separately for false declaration on citizenship of the duo.

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Acquisition by children, Identity Documents, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: Tanzania
Year: 2019