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UPDF, Police Marines Arrest Nine DRC Nationals on Lake Edward

Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said that the Congolese nationals illegally gained access to Ugandan waters and were conducting unauthorized fishing activities. They are identified as Kambale Muheira, Farouq Karengela, Kambale Maremesa, Kathembo Kangisi, and another only identified as Badru.
PRO Fred Enanga

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Uganda People’s Defence Forces –UPDF and Uganda Police Force –UPF marine teams have arrested nine Congolese nationals for illegally fishing on Lake Edward. 

Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said that the Congolese nationals illegally gained access to Ugandan waters and were conducting unauthorized fishing activities. They are identified as Kambale Muheira, Farouq Karengela, Kambale Maremesa, Kathembo Kangisi, and another only identified as Badru. 

Police said the suspects will be charged with the illegal entry into Uganda and fishing on Ugandan waters. 

//Cue in; “our police in Katwe…

Cue out… with illegal entry.”// 

At least 15 fishermen from DRC were arrested in operations conducted three months ago around the same lake.  Prior to this, there were media reports indicating that up to 92 Congolese fishermen had been incarcerated by Ugandan marine on Lake Edward. This Lake is shared by Democratic Republic of Congo –DRC and Uganda. 

The water body has witnessed endless clashes between Uganda and DRC fishermen resulting in loss of life and property. Several Ugandans have also been kidnapped on Uganda –DRC border by men sometimes dressed like Congolese security forces.

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