Fishermen and women on the Kenya Uganda border will carry out their fishing activities without interference from officers from Ugandan side.
This is according to Azimio La Umoja Presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga on his campaign trail in Busia County.
Raila assured those involved in the fishing activities that he plans to engage the government of President Museveni in order to have a conducive environment that will favor the two countries in fishing activities at the border to boost the economy of the two East African countries.
A few weeks ago, leaders from different churches in Busia County pleaded with Uganda government to have Kenyan fishermen and women who were under Uganda police custody released.
It was alleged that the Kenyan fishermen were arrested by Uganda police officers after they were found fishing against the law.
Kenyan fish traders operating in Busia town export fish to Eastern parts of upper DR Congo that borders Uganda.
Their exports end up in Bukavu, Kisangani, Goma and other Eastern DR Congo cities.
However, Ugandan officials disputed the source of the fish claiming the Kenyan fish exports originate from Migingo Island and Lake Kyoga in Uganda, a claim that Kenyan fish traders denied.