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Kenyan arrested in Uganda for illegal fishing

20 March 2015, 21:59 Godfrey Olukya

Kampala - Police in Uganda are holding a Kenyan fish monger accusing him of dealing in pre-mature fish.

Onyango Ochieng 40, is being held in custody at Busia police station. Busia town is located at Uganda's border with Kenya.

The fish, whoch he was reportedly in possession of was under age Tilapia and Nile perch

Busia police station boss, Julius Gobolo confirmed the incident, " Ochieng was arrested with premature fish worth over two million shillings. He was arrested as he attempted to cross with the fish into Kenya," he added.

Ochieng had reportedly bought the premature fish from fishermen at Busuyi landing site on lake Victoria, some 50 km inside Uganda

An official in the department fighting against fishing premature fish, Musa Mwonda said that Ochieng and many other Kenyans have insisted on dealing in premature fish yet it is against the law.

He said that in the last 4 months only, at least 10 Kenyans have been arrested and persecuted for dealing in premature fish.

He said a case file number SD 35/18/03/2015 has been opened against Ochieng and anytime he will be taken to court to be charged.

There are fears that fish in lake Victoria are being depleted due to fishermen catching premature fish and that is the reason why operations meant  to arrest those who deal in them are common in Uganda.

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