Matiang’i Comes to the Rescue of Nyanza Fishermen

Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i announced major plans to revamp the safety and security of fishermen and passengers on Lake Victoria.

Speaking in Homabay on Sunday, Matiang’i assured the residents that the Government would respond to all of their security concerns and tackle them conclusively.

Ugandan Police in Migingo island. PHOTO: Courtesy

This, he said, would be done through the establishment of a coast guard to cushion fishermen from the constant harassment from navy officers from Uganda.

Over the years, the fishermen have complained about Ugandan authorities stealing fish from them as well as causing bodily harm.

Through the establishment of the coast guard in Homabay, Matiang’i assured fishermen that their miseries would soon be a thing of the past.

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Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i. PHOTO: Courtesy

“The Coast Guard will patrol the entire lake to guard fishermen from harm,” Matiang’i stated.

Touring the region, Matiangi said President Kenyatta had promised to establish a Coast guard in Homabay after receiving complaints from fishermen.

“The base should have been operating by now however, we had a problem finding land. We could not make an agreement with the county government,” Matiang’i added.

During the Homabay tour, CS Matiang’i opened Othoro Police Station and promised to have it fully furnished with office furniture.

He was accompanied by MPs Eve Obara, Gladys Wanga and Senator Moses Kajwang.


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