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Fishermen Discover Five Explosives In Rusinga Island

Lake Victoria
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Fishermen in Rusinga Island, Homa Bay County have discovered five explosives at Litare beach while in their fishing activities in Lake Victoria.

The explosives fished out in a heavy metallic box were caught using the anchor of the fishermen’s boat near Ngodhe Island.

Mbita Sub- County Police Commander Stanely Atavachi said the bombs are in safe custody and will be detonated by experts.

This comes a month after another group of fishermen discovered six mortar bombs in the same lake.

Read: 2 Fishermen who Plunged into Hippo Infested Lake Victoria after Netting Mortar Bombs are Safe – DCI

“Six mortar bombs were discovered by fishermen, who were on a fishing expedition in Lake Victoria. The fishermen had cast their nets in the still waters of the world’s second-largest freshwater lake, in the hope of a handsome catch,” said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in August.

“Shock of their lives came when they discovered that they had caught a heavy metallic box, instead of the anticipated Mbuta delicacy. In a bid to discover what was contained in the box, they hastily broke into it only to find six, 60mm mortar bombs, staring at them!”

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Written by Francis Muli

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