Adding his voice to the issue, Mabinju Beach Management Unit
chairman AustineAkumba urged the government to move with speed and dialogue with Uganda to save Kenyan fishermen from harassment.
Whenever Kenyans are arrested in Uganda or Tanzania, calls are usually made to the office of the county beach management unit
to secure their release.
Mombasa Beach Management Unit
chairperson Mercy Mghanga said more than 3,000 fishermen risk losing their jobs.
Bumbe Beach Management Unit
(BMU) member Michael Kuvuni said fishing on Lake Victoria has become a nightmare for the 400 people based at the shoreline of Busia County."The harassment and detention has become widespread due to our proximity to Uganda," Mr Kuvuni said.
Homa Bay beach management unit
chairman Edward Oremo said the pirates also took a way mobile phones from each of 12 fishermen.
Edward Oremo, Homa Bay County Beach Management Unit
Network chairperson, said the fishermen were also given their five boats and gear.
Members of a beach management unit
in Port Victoria, Budalang'i, have launched a programme to pay fees for needy children in Bunyala subcounty.
Mr Edward Oremo, Homa Bay County Beach Management Unit
chairperson, said, "The officials from Tanzania took away their boats, fishing nets and the fish they had caught.""We have sent a team to see whether our colleagues can be released," he also told the Nation on Sunday.
Remba Island beach management unit
chairman Okoth Mamra said the fire broke out at 12:30am on Saturday.
class="MsoNormalSTRONG WAVESNorth Kadem Beach Management Unit
Chairman John Wenje said the incident took place near Kawo Beach at about 1pm.
Lake Victoria Beach Management Unit
chairman Tom Guda says that for long, fishermen in Karachuonyo and Kochia have felt the pinch of the infestation."The weed restricts movement of boats.
They could not do anything for fear that the animal would attack them too," said the County Beach Management Unit
chairperson Edward Oremo.