How pirate menace gave birth to Migingo island ownership row

Migingo island. The strategic location of the island provided a good surveillance base for the Ugandans. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Fish processors in Kisumu and Nairobi have planted their buying agents on the island who deliver fish to the waiting trucks on the mainland beaches.
  • Daily fishing landings on Migingo are estimated to be worth about Sh1 million, being brought in by over 200 boats operating in the waters around the island.

About 15 years ago, the Ugandan government deployed its security forces to guard the disputed Migingo island in Lake Victoria.

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