Born in 1970 to Jane Apubo and Stanley Etori, a retired civil servant, Christine Alalo who lost her life in Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines, lived out her early years in her village of Kalaki in Kaberamaido district.
But soon, Alalo, the ninth child in a family of 16, set out for Karamoja region, where she studied at Moroto Municipal Council Primary School up to Primary Five.
She moved to Teso, where she completed her primary level at Swairia Primary School in Soroti district in 1985. In 1986, Alalo joined Tororo Girls for O’level and then later joined Immaculate Heart Girls’ SS in Rukungiri district.
She joined Makerere University for a bachelor’s degree in social sciences’ majoring in sociology and graduated in 1996.
It was through her endless travels that she met her husband, Alex Kamujuni Ahimbisibwe, but sadly, Alalo, was widowed in 2004.
She was left with a task of raising the couple’s two-year-old and four-year-old children after Kamujuni was involved in a tragic car accident.
Growing in Police Prior to university, Alalo had enrolled in a Police academy and when merged with her newly gained knowledge in sociology, her role in Police seemed to have found ground.
With perseverance, hard work, patience and discipline, Alalo grew to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police rank according to Police statistics, held by only 11 women.
Here, we take a look at some of the earliest intimate pictures of her professional and family life.