John Robert Tukei, the acting Elgon Region Police Spokesperson, says both suspects were picked up from Mbale Central Market on a tip off some concerned traders that they were keeping wildlife products without authorisation.
The report, entitled Sustainable Mountain Development in East Africa in a Changing Climate, launched at the World Mountain Forum in Mbale today, notes that loss of Mount Kilimanjaros forests could trigger water crisis as rivers begin to dry up.
Maria Mutagamba, the sector Minister says government has realized that the ritual attracts various categories of people across the globe. As such the ceremony can be used to raise funds for the Bamasaba cultural institution and the country once it is properly organized and managed as a tourist attraction.
Located near Mbale town in Bungokho south, Mutoto is the place where the first imbalu (circumcision) ceremony was officially adopted. The site has since hosted all subsequent imbalu opening ceremonies and to date respected as the birthplace of the illustrious Imbalu tradition.