The fishermen had no idea what they were in for when their nets started to drag below the water surface. They thought that perhaps they had landed a gigantic fish, but instead found six mortar bombs mixed up with and weighing down on them! The DCI has since assumed custody of these explosives while working closely alongside other agencies to investigate whether there’s any terrorist involvement or motive behind this incident.
Two fishermen are said to have jumped into the hippo infested waters, afraid the explosives would detonate.
“Two fishermen who were shocked by the finding immediately opted to jump into the hippo infested waters, fearing that the bombs would go off,” the report explains.
Three others who were brave enough to tough out the unexpected discovery rowed to the shore and reported the incident to beach management chairman, Isaiah Ouko.
“Mr Ouko then escalated the matter to DCI detectives based at Mbita,” the report explains. “The Mbita based sleuths immediately notified their Bomb Disposal and Hazardous Materials counterparts based in Kisumu, who rushed to Mbita and took possession of the cache,”