16 Tanzanian fishermen arrested in Malindi

Lamu fishermen on a fishing boat , 9 fishermen have been arrested in the ongoing Michuki rules crackdown PHOTO COURTESY

Kilifi,KENYA:16 Tanzanian fishermen were on Friday evening arrested by Kenyan police officers.

According to police sources, the 16 had allegedly been fishing without valid work permits around Ngomeni area of Malindi when they were arrested by police officers from the Marine police unit.

Their arrest comes amid complains from local fishermen over foreign nationals fishing in the area illegally.

The 16 who are being detained at the Malindi police station are expected to be arraigned in court on Monday.