Police in Mbita, Homa Bay County are withholding two grenade devices suspected to be bombs discovered by a fisherman in Lake Victoria.
The county police commander John Omusanga said the devices were discovered by a fisherman from the shores of Lake Victoria who later informed the police in Mbita station on Monday.
Omusanga said police officers immediately visited the scene and took the devices in safe custody, adding that they are waiting for bombs experts to confirm and subject them to detonation.
“We are securing the gadgets awaiting bomb specialists from Kisumu whom we’ve contacted to come and scrutinize them before they can be destroyed,” Omusanga said.
Omusanga told journalists that the fisherman discovered the grenades and informed them through Fredrick Odumbe, the assistant chief of Wanyama sub-location in Mbita sub-county.
He added that their officers patrolled the area and ensured there was calm.
The police boss urged fishermen in the area to continue working closely with them as a way of improving security.
“For security purposes we still appeal to the residents to report to police any strange material they find,” he said.
Last month some fishermen also found five suspected grenade devices that were enclosed in a metal box in the Lake Victoria waters.
The fishermen through their Beach Management Unit (BMU) chairman Benedict Ochieng’, said the metal box containing the bombs was trapped in a net which was being used for fishing.