2 British, Tanzanian in Dar court for lack of valid work permits

06Feb 2018
Crispin Gerald
The Guardian
2 British, Tanzanian in Dar court for lack of valid work permits

TWO British nationals and a Tanzanian were yesterday appeared before the Dar es Salaam's Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court with nine counts including engaging in employment without a valid residence permit contrary to section 45(1) m and (2) of the Immigration Act 2016.

Reading the charges in front of magistrate Godfrey Mwambapa, State Attorney Gerald Maridai alleged that the accused foreigners Mohamed Mabeennullah Kashmir (the second accused) and Saleem Kashmiri (the third accused) that on 25th October 2017 at immigration headquarters office in Ilala District within Dar es Salaam region being the citizens of Britain were found to have engaged in employment at FARI TRANSPORT without having a valid residence permit.

They are also alleged for furnishing false information for the purpose of procuring a work permit contrary to section 20 (a) of the Non-citizen (employment regulation) Act 2015.

 

Both the accused persons denied to have committed the charges alleged to them.

 

In the second count the accused persons are alleged for employing a non citizen without a valid work permit contrary to section 9(2) (a) of the Non-Citizen (employment Regulation) Act 2015, whereby the State Attorney alleged that Mohamed Kashmir (the first accused person) on October last year at Immigration headquarters office in Ilala District being the CEO of AFRI TRANSPORT was found to have employed two Britain nationals while knowing they didn't have valid work permits authorising them to do so.

 

The State Attorney Maridai alleged the first accused person for aiding a person to commit an offence contrary to section 45(1) (p) and (2) of the Immigration Act 2016, whereby Mohamed Kashmir on October last year at Ilala district in Dar es Salaam Region was found to have aided two Britain nationals to commit an offence under Immigration law.

 

According to State Attorney the second and third accused persons are alleged for obtaining a document by submitting false information contrary to section 20(b) of the Non-Citizen (employment regulation) Act 2015. Whereby Mohamed Kashmir the second and third accused person on October last year at Immigration headquarter office in Ilala district in Dar es Salaam region being the citizens of Britain were found to have obtained work permits by giving false information while knowing it is against the law.

Apart from that, the accused first person is also alleged for employing a person without a valid residence permit contrary to section 45(1) (n) and (2) of the Immigration Act 2016, whereby Mohamed Kashmir who is Tanzanian on October last year at Immigration headquarter office in Ilala district within Dar es Salaam region being the CEO of the AFRI TRANSPORT was found to have employed two citizens of Britain while knowing they didn't have valid residence permit authorising them to do so.

 The court has granted bail to both accused persons after a prayer made by defense advocate Frank Chacha who said that the accused deserve  all rights to be granted   bail as per the law.

The magistrate granted   bail with conditions of two sureties to sign a bond worth 20m/- each while surrendering their travelling documents to court.

The case will be mention 19th February this year for hearing.

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