Monday November 5, 2018
By KALUME KAZUNGU
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.
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
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.