Removal of water hyacinth could take longer, expert says

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  • The Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) Executive Secretary Ali-Said Matano said the government should have instead attacked the weed from its sources, which are the inlet points of the eight feeder rivers.

  • The weed, whose re-emergence has been billed as the biggest invasion since its first attack on the lake in the 90s, has covered the beaches of Kisumu, Migori, Siaya, Homa Bay and Busia counties, paralysing fishing, lake transport and tourism activities.

The removal of water hyacinth in Lake Victoria could take longer due to its enormous cover on the water body, an environmental expert has said.

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