Tanzania has moved in to rescue its 108 fishermen who were being detained by Kenyan authorities in fishing row.
Over 100 fishermen from Tanzania were being held in Kilifi after drifting into the Kenyan waters on Friday.
The Kenya Coast Guard Service (KCGS) seized the Tanzanians and their 23 fishing vessels on Friday while operating in Kenya’s territorial waters after their boats landed in Kilifi, Wesa, Watamu, Ngomeni, Malindi, Uyombo, Mayungu and Kipini.
KCGS said some of the fishermen lacked proper personal identification documents.
But the neighbouring government has reassured its citizens that they will be repatriated today.
“I want to thank the local government and local fishermen for rescuing their colleagues from Tanzania who found themselves here following bad weather conditions during the ongoing rainfall being experienced at the Coast,” Mr Athman Haji Consul General of Tanzania to Kenya said.