Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

top
Capital News
The fishing nets worth Sh3 million were destroyed by the Kenya Coast Guard in Kisumu on January 13, 2021.

County News

Illegal fishing nets worth Sh3mn destroyed in Kisumu

KISUMU, Kenya Jan 14 – Kenya Coast Guard has destroyed illegal fishing nets worth Sh3 million in a major security operation conducted in Kisumu on Wednesday.

Captain Jotham Odera who is in charge of the Western Region said the exercise was conducted from October last year and saw the arrest of 113 suspects.

Odera said they are working with the Ministry of Fisheries and Beach Management Unit (BMU). The operation was conducted in Homa Bay, Kisumu and Siaya Counties.

Odera said the suspects were arraigned in various courts charged with using illegal nets and failure to use live jackets in the lake.

Odera warned boat owners and fishermen that the operation will be extended to cover all parts of the lake as part of measures to protect fish.

Kisumu County BMU Chairman John Ouya has urged fishermen in the lake to cooperate with security agencies.

Click to comment
Advertisement

More on Capital News

Capital Health

Washington, United States,Jan 22 – President Joe Biden is ordering an expansion of government benefits for hungry Americans, after the coronavirus pandemic ignited the worst...

County News

Two domestic workers at the woman's house told police that she asked them to give them time when the man arrived because he wanted...

Kenya

Kalonzo said he opted to present himself so as to clear his name following accusations by Deputy President William Ruto that he grabbed the...

County News

The Friday dawn ceremony that lasted three hours was conducted by Kapsisiywo Talai elders.

World

United Nations, United States, Jan 22 – The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons took effect Friday — but the milestone is marred...

Capital Health

© AFP / JENS SCHLUETERParis, France, Jan 22 – The coronavirus pandemic has shattered economies, left more than two million dead and paralysed lives....

Africa

With their leader under house arrest, and soldiers still out in force, backers of presidential runner-up Bobi Wine have been waiting and watching in...

World

Washington, United States, Jan 21 – In his first full day as US president, Joe Biden tackled his country’s staggering coronavirus caseload with a...