Osale Otango

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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.

Extract ID: 5820