The government of Kenya thrown a white flag in a battle of Migingo island disputed between her and Museveni led Uganda.
Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma on Wednesday said that Kenya had signed an MoU with Ugandan authorities to allow fishermen and other Lake Victoria users to access either side of the boundary. This comes even as the government maintains that the Island belongs to Kenya.
“Kenyans should know that these boundaries are shared by communities across the countries, and we have to find a way to make them soft,” CS Monica Juma said.
“My message to Kenyans is that we have their interests at the top of our minds and this can be realised by reducing the risks they face in accessing the trans-boundary resources. Kenyans must know the territorial integrity of the country will never be negotiated away.” Mrs Juma added.
Speaking to local fishermen, they told me that the problem is not about fishing, the real problem is how Ugandan soldiers raid the Island and give “military punishment” to civilians who reside there.
“These Museveni men come a cain us like school kids. They take our fish and tell us to report them to whoever we fill is our leader. They even want us to paint out boats with colors of the Flag of Uganad.” Anonymous fisherman told us.
These are the real issues the government shoul be concerned and handling. Kenyan security forces should be at the Island to protect our citizens just as much as Ugandan counterparts are doing. If the government wont walk the talk and shove these boardroom deals and MoU, that have no impact on the ground, Museveni soldiers will keep on stealing and terrorising Kenyans.
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