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Six Kenyans Arrested By Tanzania Authority, Demands $1000 dollars To Release Their Boats

KENYA: Six Kenyan fishermen were on Thursday 6th May arrested by the Tanzanian police officers.

The fishermen were on a fishing expedition in Lake Victoria when their boats were apprehended by the officers from the Tanzania who also went ahead and arrest the six of them.

According to Joel Maulidi who is the Kibro Beach Management Unit chairman, the arrested fishermen and boats were taken to Sota beach in the Northern Mara district.

“We sent representatives from our side to seek the release of the two and they were told they have to pay Sh50,000 for each boat to be released which is a total of Sh100,000,

This arrest came in few hours after Tanzania President Samia Suluhu concluded her two-day visit to Kenya where they discussed matters borders and smooth business between the two countries.

President Suluhu’s visit was aimed at mending frosty relations that had been witnessed by the two countries.

According to the Mihuru Bay MCA Hevron Maira, was an insult and a mockery to Kenyans, even after the two presidents agreed on maintaining the smooth relationship between the two bordering countries.

“We are also tax-paying Kenyans and the talks by the two presidents should be felt by the common wananchi especially us who live along the Kenya and Tanzania border,” He said.

President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday also announced that Tanzanians are allowed to conduct business in Kenya without a work permit or visas.

“Tanzanians are free to engage in business transactions without VISAs or work permits provided all laws of the land are adhered to,” He said.


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