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?
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
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
Thursday, 20 June 2013
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Sunday, 28 April 2013
To this very day, the where abouts of Mr Apinyi's remains are unknown.
Saturday, 30 March 2013
Friday, 29 March 2013
In september 1977, Amin publicly executed 12 people he accused of plotting against his government. Those executed at the Kampala Clock Tower on september 9, in what was termed “Death in the afternoon”, included y
Y.Y. Okot, former chief of education; John Leji Olobo, senior relations officer of ministry of works; Elias Okidi-Menya, former general manager of lake victoria bottling co; g
Garison S. Onono, former principal of bobi foundation school; Julius Peter Adupa, former teacher in lira; Ben Ongom, businessman; Abdalla Anyuru, former chairman of the uganda public service commission; lt. Ben Ogwang, former intelligence officer at malire regiment; Daniel Nsereko, former assistant commissioner of police; Peter Atua, former principal officer with luzira prison; e. N. Mutabazi, former superintendent of prisons; John Kabandize, former senior superintendent of prisons.
The notorious col. Nassur Abdallah, the central province governor, had by this stage developed a dislike for slippers, which he considered bathroom attire. Once caught wearing slippers in the city centre, apart from being made to eat them, one was spirited off to nakasero state research bureau. Countless numbers of ugandans perished in the dungeons there.
Paul London UK
After these murders, amin took a ruthless and sweeping decision: all remaining acholi and langi soldiers were to be eliminated. After all, he had allegedly uncovered a plot to overthrow his government in which the archbishop and the two ministers were a part.
Ofumbi knew too much to stay alivePublish Date: Apr 23, 2013
The family of former Internal Affairs Minister, Charles Oboth Ofumbi who was brutally murdered on February 16, 1977, speaks out for the first time about the pain and the tragedy they went through.
By Charles Etukuri
At the family home in Nyamalogo, Mulanda in Tororo district, Ofumbi’s widow, Elizabeth, recalls the last conversation she had with her husband.
“I had travelled to pick our children who were studying in St. Andrews Turi in Kenya when he called me. He sounded different on the phone and he said he was going for a stormy cabinet meeting but was not so sure he would come out alive. ‘Pray for me and should anything happen, please make sure that you give the children the gift of education,’ were his last words to me,” she recalls.
With those words, Ofumbi drove to Nile Mansions (now Kampala Serena Hotel) where President Idi Amin had called a special ministerial meeting. Amin had invited diplomats, the press and religious leaders.
Read more via this link: http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/641953-ofumbi-knew-too-much-to-stay-alive.html
Sunday, 17 March 2013
Survived cruelty dehumanisation and torture. We thank God he survived to tell the tale in his book. THE DUNGEONS OF NAKASERO
The dungeons of NakaseroWodOkello LawokoCirkapris: 250:-Utgivningsår: 2005Språk: engelskaAntal sidor: 336Utförande: limbundenISBN: 91-7910-691Beställningsadress: WodOkello LawokoStångholmsbacken 56, 4tr127 40 SkärholmenTelefon: 08-710 38 65
Saturday, 16 March 2013
Friday, 1 March 2013
in early 1973, members of the Public Safety Unit burst into the corporations building in Kampala, arrested the Cariman Mr Wekiro and te Secretary Mr Tidhamulala. They hit them repeatedly in front of their staff, forced them into waiting cars. They drove to the HQters of PSU naguru. By the time they arrived the secretary was dead. Wekiro the chairman survived.
Thursday, 28 February 2013
Amin Era Soldier Faces Murder Charge
©New Vision (Kampala)
July 7, 2001
The Teeth May Smile But The Heart Does Not Forget
Murder and memory in Uganda.
Wednesday, 27 February 2013
New book reveals impact of Amin’s bloody rule
By George Murumba
15th Aug 2011:
The daughter of one of former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin’s many victims has written a book called ‘The Silent Sunset’ which talks about her late father Mr. Sirayo Yona Nyeko, a prominent Acholi from Kitgum who was one of the people killed in 1977 during Idi Amin’s reign of terror.
In an email to Uganda Correspondent, the author, Ms Jennifer Nyeko-Jones, who is a practising Lawyer in the United Kingdom says, “…the book is a biography of my father Sirayo Yona Nyeko, one of Amin’s victims, who we lost in 1977”.
She then sets out the things that inspired her to write ‘The Silent Sunset’. “…I have felt the need to preserve his [her father’s] memory, and by so doing, write his story”, author says. The other reason, she says, is that “…very little has been written about Amin’s victims, their lives, and the lives of their families who still endure the pain that Amin’s brutality inflicted on them”.
Finally, Jennifer says, she “…wanted to change the mindset that people have, that whenever they talk about Amin’s victims, only the manner of their deaths are discussed, but not what they stood for, or their contributions to their country Uganda”
Friday, 1 February 2013
Kagwa was extremely rich (he had a Mercedes sports car with its own TV)had a girlfriend, Helen Ogwang, in whom Amin was interested. In september 1971, Kagwa was seized by Amin's bodyguards at the Kampala international hotel swimming pool. They shot him and burnt his body, together with his mercedes, on the outskirts of Kampala near namirember Cathedral. No attempt was made to discover who the murderers were. The senior polic officers had already ben arrested for investigating the Okoya murder.
Source Henry Kyemba....
Ben Kiwanuka’s final days (from the weekly observer 20th oct 2005
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
On the morning of july 4, 1976, israeli commandos raided entebbe airport (old airport) to free 102 israeli hostages taken after a plane hijack by the palestinians. The raid cost amin 20 of his soldiers. One hostage, 75-year-old dora bloch, who had been hospitalised at mulago, was picked up by maj. Farouk minawa of the state research bureau and capt. Nasur ondoga, amin’s chief of protocol. She has never been seen again
After the humiliation at the hands of the israelis, amin asserted his authority through further indiscriminate killings in parts of uganda.
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
on july 7, 1971, two american journalists – nicholas stroh and robert l. Siedle (also a lecturer at makerere university) – set out to investigate the masaka army barracks massacres. On arrival at the barracks, they were arrested on the orders of lt. Col. Ali and to this day they have never been seen again nor their bodies found.
bandmaster in the police.
Saturday, 5 January 2013
On 16 February 1977, Oryema, Archbishop Janani Luwum and Interior Minister Charles Oboth Ofumbi were arrested. The same day Idi Amin convened a rally in Kampala with the three accused present. A few other "suspects" were paraded forth to read out "confessions" implicating the three men for planning to stage a coup. The next day, Radio Uganda announced that the three had been killed when the car transporting them to an interrogation center had collided with another vehicle. The accident, Radio Uganda reported, had occurred when the victims had tried to overpower the driver in an attempt to escape. Henry Kyemba, Minister of Health in Amin's government, later wrote in his book A State of Blood, that "The bodies were bullet-riddled. The archbishop had been shot through the mouth and at least three bullets in the chest. The ministers had been shot in a similar way but one only in the chest and not through the mouth. Oryema had a bullet wound through the leg."
According to the later testimony of witnesses, the victims had been taken to an army barracks, where they were bullied, beaten and finally shot.
Erinayo Oryema was by the time of his death the longest serving minister in Amin’s government. The murder of Oryema and Luwum had profound effects. Their deaths made many realise that no one was safe, and shortly thereafter several of Amin’s ministers defected or fled to exile.