RISK DROWNING

Child fishermen banned from Bukoma beach

Children fish to raise cash for Christmas but risk drowning

In Summary

• Committee chairman says children aged below 18 flock to the beach especially in December. 

• He appeals to parents to help keep children away as they risk drowning.

 

Fishermen at Mulukoba beach in Port Victoria, Budalangi constituency, in Busia county.
GROWN-UPS ONLY: Fishermen at Mulukoba beach in Port Victoria, Budalangi constituency, in Busia county.
Image: GILBERT OCHIENG

The Bukoma Beach Management Unit committee has banned children below age 18 from fishing and related activitis.

Speaking to the Star at the beach on Thursday, BMU chairman Boniface Baraza expressed concerns at a large number of children who flock to the beach, especially in December to fish for "cash for Christmas". 

He said they are at risk of drowning in the lake. 

He said security apparatus should also patrol the beaches and arrest the children found engaging in fishing activities. 

Baraza appealed to parents to assist the BMU in their efforts to keep the children safe and away from the activity. 

Edited by R.Wamochie