Kenya Bans Fishing Close To Somalia Border

The Kenyan government has banned fishing near the Somalia border over security concerns. PHOTO|NATION MEDIA GROUP

By KALUME KAZUNGU

Kenya has banned fishing activities off the Coast near the Somalia border over security concerns.

Lamu County Commissioner Joseph Kanyiri says all fishermen are prohibited from carrying out their activities in Ras Kamboni and any other areas past Kiunga Town, all of which lie close to the Kenya-Somalia border.

In an exclusive interview with the Nation in Lamu on Monday, Mr. Kanyiri reiterated that the ban on the fisher folk is due to security reasons.

The county security boss said areas close to the border have had incidents of trafficking in contraband goods, drugs and people hence the need for citizens to keep off. Read more…

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