Fishermen adopt the use of solar lamps on lake to boost catch

“Rechargeable lamps are providing a better option for us and cutting our expenditure on fuel,” says Murage, adding that they would spend at least Sh150 on paraffin and other items for one lamp and between them, they used about five lamps so that added up to Sh600.

But they now use a total of Sh700 on at least 10 lamps because they are charged at between Sh70 and Sh100 for each lamp. The lamp, which is powered by solar batteries, is fixed on floaters and dropped into the lake at night.

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