Orengo is more than ready to fight for Migingo Island for free at The Hague

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The diplomatic relations between Kenya and Uganda are greatly being hindered by the Migingo Island disagreement.For economic progress and peace, an urgent solution is needed.

To this senator James Orengo has now dared President Uhuru to take matter to the International Criminal Court.

Orengo who spoke in Migori on Saturday during a fundraiser at Pee Hills Secondary School decried the constant harassment that Kenyans have been going through at the hands of Ugandan officials.

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He noted that it is unacceptable that the country has allowed Uganda to claim ownership of Migingo even though it is part of Kenya.

“The question of the Island called Migingo which is in the territory of Kenya is undisputed as part of Kenya. That issues should be resolved and I am advising President Uhuru Kenyatta that the matter should be taken to the ICC,” said Orengo.

For the last few years, Kenyan fishermen have complaint over constant harassment from Ugandan officials and have been blaming the government over the laxity to address the boundary row.

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Ugandan marine police officers at Migingo Island in Lake Victoria

In September last year, tensions rose in the island after Ugandan authorities lowered a Kenyan flag. They have also been accused of arresting Kenyan fishermen and confiscating their boats.

Although Kenyan security organs downplayed the situation, residents and fishermen who have been perpetually harassed by Ugandan police said their businesses have been shut down.

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But leaders from the region are unimpressed with the slow progress in resolving the dispute as fishermen continue to complain of constant harassment by Ugandan officials.

On Saturday, Orengo claimed that the ICC is now vital in resolving the boundary dispute.“I am ready to represent Kenya and the people of Migori for free at The Hague. If we go there, we will ask Museveni since when did Migingo become part of Uganda,” he said.

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