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Ondari Ogega | Nation Media Group

Why Lake Victoria fishing boats are named after women

What you need to know:

  • At the bow of every boat is a name that fishermen use to identify their vessels.
  • On closer examination, you notice that the names are -- almost always -- of women.

Superstition and sailors, or in our case, fishermen, are like two sides of a coin. A tour of the shores of Lake Victoria will offer you not only picturesque scenes but a rich culture and traditions that the people have clung to over the years.

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