Tanzania arrests 20 fishermen in Muhuru Bay

Fisherman at Bam Got Beach in Muhuru Bay

By MN Reporter

Nyatike fishermen are complaining after Tanzania officials on Friday dawn arrested 20 of their colleagues.

Kibro Beach Management Unit chairman Joel Maulidi said the group was impounded at dawn after a night out fishing fresh water sardines commonly known as omena.

“They were in five boats which were also impounded alongside their engines, several fishing gears and omena,” he said

They were taken to Sota beach in Tanzania.

Muhuru Bay MCA Hevron Maira said “We are afraid unless government helps in their release the new ones will celebrate Christmas and New Year in cells abroad.’

On February this year said leaders had to pay Sh200,000 to release 26 Kenyan fishermen arrested by Tanzania after being held for six months.

The two lamented that Kenyan fishermen are facing harassment by the security officers from Tanzania and Uganda.