Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Lt. Col. Valentine Ochima

Lt. Col. Valentine Ochima; Amin's ADC

Extract of letter to Amin by Kibedi. "LT.-COL. OCHIMA: at the time of your coup in January 1971 and in the months following the coup, Ochima worked at least 20 hours a day for you. In those early days he was your Press Office, public relations man, A.D.C., bodyguard, special emoy, all at the same time. Where is he? Liquidated.

Ochima, an Alur with a following in the Army, was imprisoned in july 1971 and shot the following year.  After the invasion of Uganda by Ugandan exiles in 1972, Amin accuses all Madi of drunkeness and removed them from sensitive positions.  He then called Madi elders to explain to them the crimes of their sons.


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