Kenya, Uganda police bosses in Migingo security deal

Migingo Island. PHOTO| COURTESY

The Inspector of Police, Joseph Boinnet, and his Ugandan counterpart, Major Gen Kale Kayihura, have moved to calm the tension in Migingo island.

Speaking when they visited the island on Wednesday, the two police bosses promised to ensure that there is peaceful co-existence between Kenyans and Ugandans living on the island.

Boinnet said they had a meeting with his counterpart from Uganda before visiting the Island and agreed to work together in ensuring that peace prevails on the island.

He said security personnel from the two countries living on Migingo Island will also hold a joint security patrol as a way of bringing harmony between them and the people living there.

Boinnet, however, maintained that Kenyans and Ugandans living on the island must respect the rule of law to avoid friction that has been reported previously adding that they must do their fishing activity in accordance with the law.

His sentiments were echoed by his Ugandan counterpart Major Gen Kayihura who insisted that the people living on the island must respect the laws of Kenya and Uganda as the two countries continue to get a solution over the embattled Migingo Island.

Kenyans living on the island have been crying foul over frustration by the Ugandan security personnel manning the island.

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