In Mbita, Homa Bay County, 6 mortar bombs were discovered by three fishermen on an expedition close to Lake Victoria’s Ngodhe islands.
A post on DCI’s page stated that, according to the fishermen spokesperson Edward Ochieng, the three had set sail on Thursday night, aboard a mortar powered fishing boat.
“Armed with a lantern, the trio ventured into the still waters in hope of a big catch of Omena. The fishermen cast their nests into the water and lit up the lantern, the boat sailed with ease towards the islands, when their net suddenly became heavier than usual.” the post said.
However, they discovered that they had caught a six heavy pieces of metal resembling bombs and not so much Omena.
Two fishermen from the trio jumped into the water fearing for their lives leaving their member to figure out his next move.
“He however managed to steer the boat ashore and reported the incident to the beach management chairman who reported the matter to DCI detectives based at Mbita
The 80mm bombs were taken to Mbita Subcounty Police Headquarters , awaiting disposal by Bomb Disposal and Hazardous Material detectives based in Kisumu.
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