Now Kenya launches coast guard


By ALLAN OLINGO
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Kenya has moved to establish a special force to man its maritime territories, after President Uhuru Kenyatta this week signed the Coast Guard Bill into law.

“The Coast Guard Act 2018 establishes the Kenya Coast Guard Service, which will be responsible for enforcing maritime security and safety, pollution control and sanitation measures and prosecuting offenders,” President Kenyatta said after signing the Bill.

The coast guard brings into focus maritime disputes with neighbouring countries, the foremost being Migingo Island in Lake Victoria, over which Kenya and Uganda have engaged in bitter wrangles, some violent.

The force will also guard the country’s territorial waters against illegal fishing. Kenya loses up to $100 million annually from illegal…

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