Harvesting Machine Lies Idle As Hyacinth Weed Continues To Choke Lake Victoria


The Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project bought a hyacinth harvester at Sh80 million to clear the weed from the lake in 2015. Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Regional Integration and Northern Corridor Development on Tuesday said they want Environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko to explain why the machine has stalled at the Kisumu inland port. Committee chairman Gideon Ochanda said it was unfortunate that a machine lies idle yet the weed continues to choke the lake.