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The Plight of Mageta: Located in Siaya, Island served as a colonial prison for political detainees

26, Jul 2021

Mageta island in the county of Siaya was a colonial prison for political detainees. Some notable names in Kenya’s political history like Achieng Oneko had a stint in this island, as the colonial administration moved to suppress any form of political agitation. Now a fishing community, Mageta island has ironically remained a prison for the fisherfolk here, thanks to Ugandan authorities.