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Ugandan soldiers arrest 17 fishermen in Homa Bay County 




Seventeen Kenyan fishermen have been arrested by Uganda security officers along the Kenya-Uganda border in Lake Victoria in Homa Bay County.

According to Homa-Bay County Beach Management Unit Network Chairperson, Edward  Oremo, the fishermen were arrested while on a fishing expedition and their boats confiscated.

Oremo said they were arrested separately by Ugandan police officers a few kilometers from Remba and Ringiti Islands in Suba-North Sub County before they were held at Riabana and Kalangaland islands police camps.

He said they could not reach the 17 fishermen since their mobile phones were confiscated by the Ugandan police officers.

Oremo said it is being alleged that the fishermen will be taken to court by the Ugandan authority for trespassing the water borders.

The Mbita Sub County OCPD, Wilson Nanga said police have launched investigation into the incidents.

Nanga said the fishermen could have been arrested by the Ugandan authorities over alleged border trespass in Lake Victoria during fishing expedition.

The police boss warned Kenyan fishermen against border trespass without permission.

By  Dan Oduor/Davis Langat

 

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