First Karamojong Policewoman Appeals to President Museveni for Help

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Ms. Akot Mary Grace, the first Karamojong police woman, expressed her desire to meet President Museveni, seeking assistance in tracing her husband’s remains, who was reportedly killed during Amin’s regime. She also voiced her grievance about being denied a medal.

In an interview with our reporter, Ms. Grace mentioned her attempts to meet the President but claimed to have faced obstructions from undisclosed individuals. Joining the Uganda Police Force in 1970, she made history as the first Karamojong police woman. Her service extended across various departments in several districts, including Entebbe, Gulu, Tororo, Busia, Kotido, among others, until her retirement in 2005, adhering to the then-mandatory retirement age of 55.

Ms. Grace’s husband, Engineer Ambrose Ojok (RIP), among the first aircraft engineer and pilot, was reportedly abducted from his office two weeks after the murder of the late Anglican Archbishop Janan Luwum during Amin’s era. His body has never been found, leaving the family in uncertainty.



Recalling her police service initiation when only three Karamojong women were involved, Ms. Grace expressed disappointment for not being invited to a national celebration event for Labour Day in Patongo Town Council, Agago district, on May 1, 2019, despite being recommended for a medal.

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Seeking President Museveni’s intervention, Ms. Grace hopes for recognition, compensation for her husband’s death, and acknowledgment for her dedicated service and patriotism to the country. Currently residing in Orwamuge Town Council, Abim district, in the Karamoja sub-region, she lives with her four grandchildren, including Esther Immaculate Ajwang, Pamela Anying, and Ambrose Ojok, among others.

Ms. Grace appeals for the President’s support to secure and compensate her family, similar to others, and seeks assistance to address their situation.

For further information, please contact Ajwang Immaculate Esther at 0772690553 or via email at esther.ajwang@gmail.com.





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