Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Frank Kalimuzo

Vice Chancellor of Makerere

Murdered by Idi Amin in Cold Blood.

He was picked from his official residence and killed later at Makindye. Amin had on several occasions accused Kalimuyzo, who was from Bufunbiro/risoro, of being a spy for the government of Rwanda - and for Amin this suspicion was conclusive.

He was appointed as Vice Chancellor of the newly formed Makerere University by President Apollo Milton Obote. At the time, the President of Uganda doubled as Chancellor. In his brief occupancy of the office, Commerce, Forestry, Law and Technology disciplines were added to those on offer. Veterinary Medicine, which was being offered at Nairobi University, was introduced at Makerere while Music, Dance and Drama became diploma subjects. The main Library and Albert Cook Medical Library were extended in 1972. Kalimuzo was murdered during Idi Amin’s time as President. 

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