Fresh row over Migingo as Kenyan fishermen banned
02 April 2012, 10:43
A new dispute has emerged in Migingo
Island with Uganda security officers banning Kenyan fishermen from
fishing in Uganda waters until the recently posted Kenyan assistant
chief is withdrawn.
decision was arrived at on Saturday morning by Ugandan officers, who
termed Kenya’s action of posting an assistant chief to the island as
"jumping the gun" as issues of ownership of the island had not been
Management Unit Chairman Juma Ombori said Kenyans on the island were
rounded up then informed that they would not be allowed to go fishing in
Uganda waters until the chief was removed.
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