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Ban fish from Tanzania and Somalia, traders tell Uhuru

Monday November 5, 2018

Lamu fishermen display their catches during the county's 4th edition of the fishing competition in November 2017. They want fishers from Somalia and Tanzania barred from selling their catches in Kenya. PHOTO | KALUME KAZUNGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Fishermen in Lamu County want President Uhuru Kenyatta to ban the sale of fish in Kenya by their counterparts from Somalia and Tanzania.

The call is by at 6,000 fishermen from Kiunga and Ishakani on the border of Lamu and Somalia. Others are from Mkokoni, Kiwayu, Ndau, Faza, Kizingitini and Pate - all in Lamu East - as well as Kipungani, Shella, Matondoni and Lamu Old Town in Lamu West.

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The fishers said it is time the government took the bold step of banning their counterparts from the two countries as they have invaded the local market.

They said salvation is needed as the sector is dwindling.

Led by Lamu East Fishermen Association chairman, Mohamed Ali, they noted that the invasion has left them without a market.

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