‘Island is nearer Kenya but it is ours’
SEE ALSO :Police arrest murder suspect in UgandaWhy does Uganda think the Kenyan public is blowing the dispute out of proportion?It is the major issue in the Press (Kenyan). Look at politicians. Once you allow the public to take the lead, civil society comes in and they politicise the matter. This is a technical matter.Why do you think there is a contest now?We have to ask that to the Kenyan people.You have claimed the island was submerged at some point. What do you mean?
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SEE ALSO :Babu Owino banned from visiting UgandaKenyans dock there after fishing in the lake. Being nearer to the Kenyan mainland does not mean it is Kenya’s.Besides Migingo is there any other part of Kenya’s boundary with Uganda is dispute?So far other than Migingo there is no other. We want to ensure no such dispute occurs. We do not have clear boundaries. They need to be redone.What about Remba, Sigulu, Ringiti and other [disputed] islands?We need a survey to determine where the borders are. This survey is on course.Why does Uganda have border disputes with its neighbours?It is because we need clear borders marked. We need to draw borders with our neighbours. We have issues with the Democratic Republic of Congo over Lukwanzi Island on Lake Albert.