Crime & Investigation

Gen. Kayihura, Kenyan Police Chief Meet Over Migingo Security

The Police chiefs for Uganda and Kenya have met and discussed issues concerning the resurgence of criminal activities at the Migingo island on L. Victoria Chimpreports has learnt.

According to a joint statement issued by Gen. Kale Kayihura and Mr. Joseph Boinnet, website like this the Kenyan police boss, link after visiting the island, what is ed it was agreed that a joint task force of technical personnel from the 2 sides review specific areas in a bid to enhance security and among these include deployment, joint patrol and arms control.

“The meeting recommended that police officers be deployed at the island and these should enforce the law without favour or discrimination as to nationality of the offenders,” read part of the joint communiqué from the 2 East African police chiefs.

“The fishing community should recognize the territorial boundaries and adhere to the law of the respective countries.”

The 2 police bosses also agreed that forces from both countries in liaison with local leaders ensure registration of all residents on the island in a bid to avoid infiltration by criminals on top of sharing facilities like healthy centers in case of emergencies.

This website understands that they agreed to put in place a joint team should expedite the survey process in a bid to solve the wrangles on the island.

“Allegations contained in the intelligence report of alleged resurgence of criminal activities on the island should be conclusively investigated, ”said the joint communiqué.

Migingo was a centre of contention between Uganda and Kenya a few years back as fishermen from both East African countries claimed fishing rights at the L.Victoria Island.

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