Boats registration expected to end thefts in L. Turkana

Lake Turkana fishermen

Officials from Kenya Maritime Authority, Kenya Coast Guards Service and Turkana County Department of Fisheries with fishermen after a public sensitisation forum on the proposed new numbering system for water vessels.

Photo credit: Sammy Lutta | Nation Media Group

Fishermen in Lake Turkana have welcomed a proposal to put identification numbers on their boats, in the latest bid to solve the perennial problem of theft of fishing gears, which has resulted in unending rows with their neighbours, the Merille community of Ethiopia.


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