Skip to comments.Small land mass housing shanty town is at heart of battle over prime fishing waters
Posted on 09/16/2012 6:38:28 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
Migingo island is a small rocky outcrop in the middle of Lake Victoria that's causing big trouble between two African nations.
While the island is marked on maps and official documents as belonging to Kenya; the Ugandan government claims that Migingo Island is in Ugandan waters and that it is therefore illegal for Kenyans to fish there.
The rich fishing ground has attracted fishermen from both Kenya and Uganda, three hours and six hours away respectively.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
You have to wonder if there is a mayor and city council for the island.
Like a trailer park on a rock!
I think it was THAT island where you-know-who was born.
“Migingo island is a small rocky outcrop in the middle of Lake Victoria... “
Um....what does “middle” mean in England?
The Founding Fathers of Migingo: 1991
Two Kenyan fishermen, Dalmas Tembo and George Kibebe, claim to have been the first inhabitants on the island. When they settled there in 1991, it was covered with weeds and infested with birds and snakes. Joseph Nsubuga, a Ugandan fisherman, says he settled on Migingo in 2004, when all he found on the island was an abandoned house.
Current population 131
Oh for the Lord's sake....clean up that little spit of land, add it to the United Nation's Agenda 21, bring in the United States Park Service and turn it into a habitat for....'er...well for whatever is left.....ah...'er.......save 'th fish?