Uganda National Journalism Awards 2015 – Photojournalism finalists

Honourable mention Railway evictions by Stephen Wandera, Daily Monitor

Runner-up Battling elephantiasis by Paul Menya, Daily Monitor

**Winner – The male circumcision ceremony by Daniel Edyegu, New Vision

Daniel Edyegu Enwaku is a stringer with New Vision based at the paper’s Mbale bureau in wastern Uganda. He primarily writes about the environment, social issues, health and business. Edyegu is a passionate photographer.

PHOTO STORY – The launch of the male circumcision season
This story includes two photos
1. Bamasaaba boys dancing at Mutoto cultural centre during the launch of the traditional male circumcision ceremony (imbalu) on 19 August 2014.
2. A mumasaaba boy stands firm before being circumcised during the launch of the traditional male circumcision season at Mutoto cultural grounds in Mbale.

Circumcision among Bamasaaba is a rite of passage from boyhood to manhood. The boys photographed were part of the launch of the traditional circumcision season at Mutoto cultural grounds in Mbale district, eastern Uganda. The ceremony gathers both the Bukusu in Kenya and Bamasaaba in Uganda.

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