Plive.co.ke Logo
Go

Mageta and Huma Islands Ugandan army arrest 3 Kenyan police officers

  • Published:

The officers were arrested and disarmed by the UPDF

A file photo of police arresting a man earlier. 3 police arrested by UPDF soldiers at Mageta and Huma Islands play A file photo of police arresting a man earlier. 3 police arrested by UPDF soldiers at Mageta and Huma Islands (Courtesy)

Three Kenyan police officers were dramatically detained by the Ugandan armed forces (UPDF ) in a new row over fishing territories.

Four fishermen were also bundled together with the officers after they were arrested near Mageta and Huma Islands in Lake Victoria, the Nation reported Tuesday.

Eye witnesses recounted that the officers’ guns were taken away as were their phones before they were taken to Bugiri Mainland Prison in Uganda at about 6pm.

ALSO READ: Ngirita’s revelation in affidavit forces lead investigator to step aside

Siaya County Administration Police Commandant Patrick Lumumba said the 3pm incident involved up to eight soldiers on patrol.

play UPDF soldiers in a file photo. (Courtesy)

The officers, he said, were rounded up and put together with Kenyan fishermen found catching fish in Ugandan waters.

Lumumba disclosed that the attackers, who were heavily armed, first hijacked five Kenyan boats and took away their engines.

"Our officers were overpowered by the heavily armed attackers who lay an ambush on the officers who assumed they were civilians and fishermen," said Lumumba.

Nyanza Regional Commissioner Moffat Kangi was set to visit the area to try and resolve the tiff. It is the second such high-profile detention by Ugandan authorities guarding the lake.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Live Kenya?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +254708994405, Social Media @pulselivekenya: #PulseLiveEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulselive.co.ke.

Top 3

1 KQ Accident KQ gives latest update on accident that involved 33 passengersbullet
2 DCI 7 men masquerading as DP Ruto's bodyguards arrested, 700 stolen...bullet
3 Insurance DPP takes first action after Citizen TV exposé of man who...bullet

Local