𝐓𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟐𝟎, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑
Nominated Sen. Esther Okenyuri has sought a statement in Senate on the boundary delimitation of the area surrounding Migingo Island in Lake Victoria.
The Senator wants the Senate Committee on National Security, Defence and Foreign Relations to provide a report on the boundary delimitation of the area surrounding Migingo Island, clarifying the coordinates for the territory of Kenya in Lake Victoria. In addition, the Committee should state the number of Kenyan fishermen whose economic livelihoods have been jeopardized by the Ugandan authorities in Lake Victoria through confiscation of the fishing gear and illegal arrests, indicating the total number of fishermen killed in the last 10 years, on claims of illegal fishing in Ugandan waters.
Further, the Committee is required to state interventions made by both Kenya and Uganda so far to address the long-running boundary dispute between Kenya and Uganda in Lake Victoria and the outcome of the same; and lastly outline targeted interventions towards the effective and lasting resolution of the boundary dispute that has led to deaths of many Kenyans, including two fishermen who were killed by the Ugandan police in the first week of July, 2023.