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Ugandans panic as Kenya deploys Officers to Migingo!

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Ab-Titchaz, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Ugandans in panic as Kenya deploys near Migingo

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    By Andrew Bagala
    Posted Tuesday, August 16 2011 at 18:16


    Kampala

    Ugandans living on the Migingo Islands are in panic following a heavy deployment of Kenyan administration officers near a contested island.

    Ugandans told Daily Monitor that Kenya sent over 50 officers on Monday to the island but they were blocked from docking on Migingo Islands by Uganda Police officers. The Kenyan offiers have now stationed at Ugingo Island.

    Mr Gerald Kamya, a Beach Management Unit officer, said the deployed has left them in fear since their Kenya fishers on the islands are organising themselves to take over.

    "The events are worrying us. Before the deployment, Kenyan authorities took fishers from the islands and chose BMUs among them yet we had earlier agreed to have a joint unit," Mr Kamya said.

    Kenya's Nyatike District Commissioner, Allan Machari confirmed the deployment of their officers to Kenyan media saying that it is part of the agreement of the two countries.

    Migingo and Ugingo islands are located in Lake Victoria at the border of the three East African countries.


    Kenya and Uganda are claiming ownership of the two islands but Uganda insists owns one. Both countries have agreed to have a joint survey to establish the country the island lays.

    Mr Kamya said Kenyans on the island have purchased Kenya national flag and that of police which they say will raise the moment their officers take control.

    Uganda Police Force has also reportedly beefed up security in the area but the Uganda Police spokesperson, Judith Nabakooba couldn't confirm the strength in the deployment.

    Recently Uganda government sent the head of Mobile Police Patrol Unit Commissioner, Geoffrey Obache and Professional Standards Unit Senior Superintendent of Police, Samuel Ekoliot to the contested islands give tactical guidance to the officers deployed there.



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    Mutambukamalogo JF-Expert Member

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    The island belongs to Kenyan's but its waters belongs to Ugandan's-Museven once quoted.
     
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    Utingo JF-Expert Member

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    Hicho ni kisiwa au jabali tu kama lile lililoko Bukoba close to the beach/airport?
     
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    Hivi ni nini haswa kinachokwamisha maelewano hapo?
     
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    [h=1]Ugandans in panic as Kenya deploys near Migingo[/h] [​IMG]
    Migingo Island, Lake Victoria. The Kenyan and Ugandan governments are embroiled in a tussle over the island's ownership. PHOTO/ ELISHA OTIENO
    By Andrew Bagala
    Posted Tuesday, August 16 2011 at 18:16

    Kampala
    Ugandans living on the Migingo Islands are in panic following a heavy deployment of Kenyan administration officers near a contested island.
    Ugandans told Daily Monitor that Kenya sent over 50 officers on Monday to the island but they were blocked from docking on Migingo Islands by Uganda Police officers. The Kenyan offiers have now stationed at Ugingo Island.
    Mr Gerald Kamya, a Beach Management Unit officer, said the deployed has left them in fear since their Kenya fishers on the islands are organising themselves to take over.
    "The events are worrying us. Before the deployment, Kenyan authorities took fishers from the islands and chose BMUs among them yet we had earlier agreed to have a joint unit," Mr Kamya said.
    Kenya's Nyatike District Commissioner, Allan Machari confirmed the deployment of their officers to Kenyan media saying that it is part of the agreement of the two countries.
    Migingo and Ugingo islands are located in Lake Victoria at the border of the three East African countries.
    Kenya and Uganda are claiming ownership of the two islands but Uganda insists owns one. Both countries have agreed to have a joint survey to establish the country the island lays.
    Mr Kamya said Kenyans on the island have purchased Kenya national flag and that of police which they say will raise the moment their officers take control.
    Uganda Police Force has also reportedly beefed up security in the area but the Uganda Police spokesperson, Judith Nabakooba couldn't confirm the strength in the deployment.
    Recently Uganda government sent the head of Mobile Police Patrol Unit Commissioner, Geoffrey Obache and Professional Standards Unit Senior Superintendent of Police, Samuel Ekoliot to the contested islands give tactical guidance to the officers deployed there.

    MY TAKE:
    The day Kenya army steps its feet in Migingo Island, that awaited war will erupt..this is how i see it!
     
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    Chamoto JF-Expert Member

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    Kenya and Uganda, again?
     
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    Wacha JF-Expert Member

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    Hawa kila siku wanatiimbia EAC tuungane zaidi khe khe kheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee kweli mwenye macho haambiwi tazama. Ngojeni waanze kudai Mt. Kilimanjaro na Serengeti.
     
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    zuri Member

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    Tanzania will have to resolve this one.Kenya and Uganda will never go to war over such a small piece of land.
     
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    Kenyans are capable of fighting over a cm of land sembuse island yote hiyo?
     
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