Dr Arshad Kamal Khan

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Extract Author: Dr. Arshad Kamal Khan
Page Number: 2008 02 17
Extract Date: 1950's

Tanganyika Police

I would like to contribute to your pages by providing some historical details about the Police in Tanganyika and also names of some members of the Police Force. These details will be in context to my fathers career as a Colonial Police Officer. I hope that some members would be interested to know about the famous Osale Otango in Tanga District.

Please do inform me whether this would be possible on your website.

Extract ID: 5567

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Extract Author: Paul Bolstad
Page Number: 2008 09 29

Osale Otango

I have just read a request from a Dr. Khan, whose father was a police officer in the colonial times. This request was for anyone who was interested in the case of the infamous criminal, Osale Otango, a Luo from Kenya who became an armed robber and terrorist in northern Tanzania, specifically Tanga region and ended up hiding from the police in the Usambara Mts, where I grew up. I do very vividly remember the Osale Otango case, and how we were all frightened to death of him until he was caught and killed ina gun battle with police. In fact, I wrote a story on the case for our school newspaper when I was about 11"

Please ask Dr. Khan to contact me

I was pleased to see Chris Nelson's feedback; I informed him of your website a few months ago after establishing contact with him after some years.

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Extract Author: Dr Arshad Kamal Khan
Page Number: 2007 08 06

I have visited this website several times and find it amazing as it remind me of many things of what used to be Tanganyika.

I have been looking for some information regarding one Col. Connor whom I saw and met in Moshi.

I was a student of Karimjee Secondary School in Tanga and we often took part in hockey tournaments in Moshi and Arusha. There were several teams from Tanganyika taking part in those tournaments. The Sikh Union had organised one tournament and the other was the Khanbhai Cup tournament. Later the selection for the hockey teams took place in Moshi and Col. Conners was a member of the selection committee.

I remember seeing him in Khaki shorts. There were talks among us that he had served in the British Indian Army. He had a sunburnt complexion and used to smoke pipe. He was indeed an interesting character. I would appreciate if anyone has a photograph of him and could email me regarding further information.

I did once hear from somebody, few years back, that Col. Conner later lived in Nairobi.

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Extract Author: Shaun Conner
Page Number: 2007 08 23
Extract Date: 1947


I see that a Dr Ashad Kamal Khan is after information on my late Uncle, Col Conner. Perhaps you can put him in touch with me and I can provide the info he is after.

I can confirm that my Uncle was indeed in the British Indian Army for 35 years before moving to Tanganika in 1947, where he farmed in Oldeani. He moved to live in Nairobi in 1970 but kept a Farm at West Kilimanjaro until it was compulsarily purchased by the Govt in 1975.

He died in 1994 aged nearly 100, still driving and independent and he kept up his interest in Sports in Kenya. I indeed have plenty of photographs etc as i inherited all his personal papers and memorabilia. Thanks

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Extract Author: Andrew Olliver
Page Number: 2009 01 26
Extract Date: 26-Jan-2009

Tanganyika Police ~ Dr Arshad Kamal Khan

I am researching details of my Grandfather who decommisioned from the army after WW1 and served in the Met. Police before joining the police service of British Somaliland. He then ended up in the Tanganyika Police force ending his days in Lushoto in the early 1960.

His name was George Olliver. I would love to know if your father ever met him or has any records of his service as they would have been serving in Tanzania around the same time.

Extract ID: 5952