Six Kenyan fishermen arrested by Ugandan authorities

Six Kenyan fishermen are being detained by Ugandan forces at Vuvumai in Uganda after they were arrested over a week ago while fishing.

It is alleged the six were apprehended by the Ugandan authorities on the night of 23rd August 2018 while on a fishing expedition in Lake Victoria.

It is yet another controversial arrest of Kenyans by Ugandan authorities in relation to fishing activities in Migori County.

The six fishermen who were on a fishing expedition in Lake Victoria were arrested by officers from the neighboring country.

Jacob Ogweno, Nelly Ochieng, Michael Supi, Franckline Ochieng, Odhiambo Nyundo and Kosu Odira are said to have been apprehended on the night of 23rd August 2018.

Their detention comes even after Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i said that the government would beef security on Migingo Island to cushion Kenyan fishermen from continuous harassment by Ugandan security personnel.

Migori Governor Okoth Obado is accusing the national government of laxity in addressing the long standing standoff territorial dispute over the 2000 square metre densely populated island.

He appealed to the government to use diplomatic means in solving the matter.




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