News of the attack emerged after there was tension in the island with fishermen keeping off the fish rich waters after witnessing the assault.
Following the incident a Kenyan administration policeman is said to have been injured after he was pushed, hurting his leg.
On social media, Kenyans attacked Ugandans in the new round of #SomeoneTellUganda.
Awesome!"@C_Nyakundih: #Win "@naivenairobian: #SomeoneTellUganda acquiring Migingo doesnt stop them from being landlocked""
— Grace Eshiwani (@EshiwaniGee) July 1, 2013
I wonder y this #SomeoneTellUganda is even trending mu7 never permits them to join twitter..they wnt c it.
— Audrey lyndar (@Audreylyndar) July 1, 2013
There has however been no response from the Ugandan authorities over the issue, although the deputy district commissioner for Nyatike has assured fishermen of their safety calling the incident a misunderstanding.
Migingo has been the centre of rivalry between the two countries and shaped part of the election pledges by various political candidates with all promising to address the issue.