KAMPALA (Xinhua) --
Kenyan authorities are in talks with Uganda to
release eight fishermen who were arrested on Lake Victoria over
illegal entry into the country.
Uganda’s deputy police spokesperson told Xinhua on Tuesday that
the Kenyan fishermen were arrested by the Uganda Revenue
Authority law enforcement officers while fishing illegally in
"They were detained in one of our police posts on the island
and later brought to Namayingo.
Taken to court and remanded," said Onyango.
"But there are negotiations between the RDC (Resident
District Commissioner) and their equivalent the other side
(Kenya) to have them released," he said.
Kenya and Uganda have had several conflicts in the past over
fishing activities on Lake Victoria, especially on the disputed
Migingo Island. The two countries share the Lake.
Tanzanians are working to bail out fishermen detained in