BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,9TH NOV 2017-The government’s efforts to have Kenyan fishermen arrested in Lake Victoria by Ugandan Authorities released have greatly succeeded after Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed secured the release of seven out of 16 who were being detained.
The decision has been arrived at after the CS held a meeting with her Ugandan counterpart Sam Kutesa, who has assured the country that nine more Kenyans still within their custody will be released later Thursday.
This comes just a day after Members of Parliament from the Nyanza region asked the government to move with speed to have the perennial conflicts witnessed between fishermen of the two countries is addressed amicably.
Led by ODM chairman John Mbadi,the leaders who addressed the press at parliament buildings on Wednesday raised concerns about what they termed as continued silence from the Kenyan government even as harassment of Kenyan fishermen on lake victoria by the Ugandan police went on.
The fishermen were arrested while fishing in Lake Victoria near Riabana and Kalangala islands in Uganda about three kilometers from Remba Island in Homa Bay County over the weekend.