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Ugandan authority arrests 30 Kenyan fishermen in Lake Victoria

Ugandan authorities over the weekend arrested at least 30 fishermen from Kenya in Lake Victoria.

The fishermen are accused of trace passing into the Uganda territories while on their fishing expedition.

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Fishermen in Lake Victoria

.The authorities also confiscated ten fishing boats, fishing gear and fish of unknown value.

The Standard reported, that the arrests were made after URA officers conducted a raid at Sare and Kiwa Beaches in Suba South where they arrested 15 fishermen and confiscated five boats.

Homa Bay County Commissioner Harman Shambi who confirmed the incident said they are waiting for official communication from Uganda Authority in order to take action.

Fishermen on their daily chore

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“We have not got an official communication from Uganda take appropriate measures into the matter,” stated the county boss.

The fishermen were taken to Hama Island in Uganda for detention .

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