Thursday, 31 December 2020
Wednesday, 30 December 2020
We hereby honour this unidentifiable victim and hundreds of thousands who are unidentifiable.
Like hundreds of thousands of victims who were executed in Nakasero SRB, his head was battered beyond recognition.
We cannot name this man, doesn't mean he should be excluded from Amin's list of victims.
This man was murdered in Nakasero State Research Bureau.
Source Henry Kyemba.....
Saturday, 29 August 2020
These repressive agencies helped Amin gather intelligence on his enemies and survive in office. Although their methods were crude, they succeeded by not taking chances: any suspect was instantly presumed guilty and eliminated. Between January and August 1972, for example, in a wave of intensified political violence, political prisoners who had been locked behjind bars because of their presumed opposition to the Amin regime were all killed. Most were members of the police, the GSU, and the Civil Service who had served Obote with loyalty, including the bracss of the Police Central Intelligence Department, which had investigated Amin's part in the murder of Brigadier Okoya. The victims included Mohammed Hassan. the chief of CID. Festus Wawuyo, his deputy, and Ocungi, another deputy in the CID. Twenty Acholi/ Langi Military bandsmen who had been arrested and put under the care of Major Hussein Marella in December 1971 were also killed in this period, reportedly on Amin's orders. Hundreds of innocent people were trapped in a vicious circle of violence. All the members of these paramilitary units used violence for their own selfish motives: the demarcation line between offically sponsored and private violence was very thin.
Important or prominent people were killed like other prisoners. However, their bodies were dismembered and parts used for ritual purposes. For example, the head of Brigadier Suleiman Husein, who was killed at Makindye, was cut off and taken to Amin, who is reported to have addressed it and kept it in a fridge. The penis of Colonel Mesesura Arach, commander of the First Infrantry, was severed and plugged into his mouth. Few victims were given a proper burial. Their bodies were thrown into rivers (such as the Nile at karuma, Jinja and other places), Kioga, Wamala, etc.), in mass graves,or burnt in their houses or cars. Michael Kagwa's body was left in his burnt car as was the body of Father Clement Kiggundu, editor of Munno, a daily.
Wednesday, 26 August 2020
Please see appeal by his daughter hereunder.
My father, Robert (Bob) Scanlon went murderedormissing (MoM?) in Uganda in 1977. This was during the Idi Amin years. I just wonder does any one out there have any information which might help to discover what happened to him and why?
My brother said he was told petrol was poured on my father in a room at the state research bureaux and he was set on fire. My brother did not feel that this was the truth.
Saturday, 8 February 2020
Thursday, 30 January 2020
Masembe the Manager of Broke Bond Tea Factory was executed for his failure to provide sufficient quantitites of tea for Amin's exports to pay for his imported luxury.
"Mr Masembe Yusuf Ssewanyana"
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
It was on the evening of June 22nd 1976 when Idi Amin's regime committed a heinous act. Theresa Nanziri Bukenya, then a warden of Africa Hall at Makerere University, was picked from her residence by men from the dreaded State Research Bureau. Two days later Nanziri's dead body was found with bullet wounds on the neck, at River Ssezibwa. Nanziri had joined along list of others who suffered cold death at the hands of Idi Amin.
Bear in mind that she was 7 months pregnant at the time of her murder
Who was Nanziri?
Sunday, 11 January 2015
Saturday, 3 January 2015
Idi Amin with Archbishop Luwum. Note the pistol at the side of Amin. He was said to have used it shortly afterwards to murder the Archbishop.
Bishop Luwum was tortured and killed by Amin and Minawa Farouk at Nakasero State Research Bureau torture chambers in 1977.
We forgave Amin, says Luwum family
This Month (February 2012) marked 34 years since the death of Archbishop Janan Luwum, who was allegedly murdered by State Research Bureau, an intelligence outfit under President Idi Amin’s regime. His son, Ben Okello Luwum, the former minister of Lands from 1986 to 1990, Auditor General and now a private accountant, talked to Risdel Kasasira about the death of his father.
1. Could your father have done things differently to avoid death or having confrontations with Idi Amin and to what extent should religious leaders get involved in politics?
Amin and his men were terrible people. Just seeing you drive a beautiful car; you are dead. If his soldiers liked your house, they would kill you. So, I don’t know the kind of answer I can give but I know he handled it well because Amin would kill for any reason.
There was no rule of law. Every religious leader is like I and you. They can comment about political issues whenever they get an opportunity because like any other Uganda, they should ask questions about political decisions in the country.
Thursday, 18 December 2014
Monday, 3 February 2014
Saturday, 4 January 2014
Monday, 30 December 2013
The president of the Industrial Courts Raphael Sebugwaawo Amooti, was killed by State Research Bureau officers on 13th March 1978.
Court verdicts were not respected by the security forces. Any lawyer who successfully defended a client in whom security men were interested was in trouble. Not onliy was the verdict ignored by the security forces but the lawyer could also be arrested. Enos Sebunnya is a case in point. In 1973 he successfully defended a businessman, Samson Ddungu, who was acquitted against the wishes of a security man who had an interest in Ddungu's business. Ddungu was shot dead and Enos Sebunnya was arrested and trotured. he later left the country and went to live in Canada.
"Disappearances" were the most visible manifestation of the absence of rule of law. People were arrested or abducted and killed outside established legal structures. The Government became the major law breaker in the country and bad elements in society followed.
Sunday, 29 December 2013
Saturday, 21 December 2013
society and district council leaders who were all rounded
up and killed, were done with the collaboration of local
Acholi DPs, who went from place to place, betraying their
kin, that they were UPCs or loyal to Obote. In Madi Opei,
Mateo Oling (chairperson Land Board); Nathaniel Ochoo
(cooperative secretary), Timoni Obonyo (Chairperson
cooperative), Amitayo Olak (Parish Chief of Pobura) and
Balusaba Lutoo Bar Lucima (UPC branch chairperson) were
extra-judicially executed; excepted for my uncle Balusaba,
the rest have never been found or their graves known. This
pattern was repeated throughout Acholi, and probably
Uganda. I remember, another prominent Cooperative guy from
Patongo or somewhere there who used to come to our house
in Madi Opei, his name was Okidi something Moi, he also
suffered the same fate. I am sure if we are honest, many
other Acholi from other parts of Acholi will tell the same