Colonial bombs discovered in Homa Bay


Colonial bombs discovered in Homa Bay
An explosive device retrieved by fishermen in Lake Victoria believed to be used by colonialists.|| PHOTO COURTESY

In Summary

  • Three explosives believed to be colonial bombs were on Tuesday discovered by fishermen who were on the daily streak in Kiumba beach area, Homa Bay County.
  • According to Kiumba Beach management Unit Chairman (BMU) Samuel Odira Osewe said that the two fishermen who were on the same boat fished out the wooden box thinking that they had captured a huge fish.

Three explosives believed to be from the colonial bombs were on Tuesday discovered by fishermen in Kiumba Beach area, Homa Bay County.

The explosives were found concealed in an old rusty wooden box.

Colonialists were known to take part in fishing expeditions on Lake Victoria.

According to Kiumba Beach management Unit Chairman (BMU) Samuel Odira Osewe, the fishermen pulled out the wooden box thinking they had landed a huge catch of fish.

The third explosive was reportedly discovered floating at the shore of the lake.

They notified officers from Mbita Police Station who took custody of the explosives.

Homa Bay County Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss Daniel Wachira said the bombs are suspected to have been dropped at the lake by colonial fighters.

Wachira also said they are awaiting bomb experts from Kisumu County to examine them before their next course of action.

 

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