Magidu Mudebo, the Coordinator of surgeons in Inzu Ya Masaba Cultural institution, says they engaged the leadership of the cultural institution and thought that they had secured permission to go on with the ceremony.
Teargas rocked Mutoto
cultural grounds in Mbale district on Friday afternoon as police battled
hundreds of people who had gathered for the launch of the traditional Bamasaba Circumcision
Police deployed at the
cultural grounds to stop the launch for violating the ban on social gatherings
due to the Covid19 prevention guidelines.
Hundreds of people
stormed the cultural grounds to witness the circumcision of five boys to kick
start this year’s Imbalu calendar.
Police tried to stop
the group from conducting the Circumcision by firing teargas in vain.
The angry revelers
castigated police for trying to foil their activity despite observing the social
distancing guidelines issued by Health Ministry to stop the spread of the Corona
//Cue in: “Emikolo nga ja chaalo….
Cue out:…imbalu kulayi”//
Magidu Mudebo, the coordinator of surgeons in Inzu Ya Masaba Cultural
institution, says they engaged the leadership of the cultural institution and
thought that they had secured permission to go on with the ceremony.
//Cue in: “Twasaba permission….
Cue out:…kunono yange”//
Rogers Taitika, the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson, says more than 10 people
were picked up including Emma Watundu, a minister in Inzu Yamasaba for disobeying
//Cue in: “Police mu bitundu….
Cue out:…Bungokho mutoto”//
Police was still in running battles with some of the residents by the time of
filing this story.