12 Kenyan fishermen held in Uganda charged in court

Posted By Stop Illegal Fishing:10th Nov, 2017: Penalties and sanctions · Vessel arrests and detention

Twelve Kenyan fishermen who were still being held by Uganda security officials have been fined Sh20,000 each by a Kampala court.

The fishermen, who hail from Ringiti and Remba Islands in Suba North Sub-County, were arrested by Ugandan security agents last Monday and Sunday.

The twelve were among 17 fishermen who were arrested before being taken to Riabana and Kalangala islands in Uganda where they were detained.

But five of them were released on Wednesday after parting with Sh11,000 each.

The 12 were released Friday after they were arraigned in a Kampala court where they were fined Sh20,000 each.

However, the charges remained anonymous.

Source: Daily Nation

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