Sunday, 29 January 2012

Michael Ondoga

Michael Ondonga; Foreign Minister in Amin's Government

Ondoga was fired and replaced by Princess Bagaya as foreign Minister. From then on he was followed everywhere. Eventually, they waylaid him while he was taking his daughter, Pearce, to er school, which happens to be close to the heaquaters of the State Research Bureau.... As he drew up in his car, a State Research vehicle pulled alongside. Several men leapt out, surounded Ondoga's car, and ordered him to get out. Then in front of his daughter, several teachers and many parents they beat him up. He tried to resist, but he was a smal man, and nobody came to his aid. it was clear to all those watching that this was another bird for te kill. One of the attackers was a Nubian Presidential bodyguard, a notorious killer known as Hassan. He and his henchmen forced ondoga into the SRB car while one of te thugs helped himself to Ondoga's car

Ondoga, according to Dr Crawden who did the post mortem, was stabbed and shot. his ribs broken an his head battered in. His relatives were prevented from seeing the body.

Robert Siedle

The Killer squads murdered two Americans, Nicholas Stroh a journalist and heir to the stroh Brewery in Detroit, and Rober Siedle, a sociologist who had been studying the care of the elderly in Arica while teaching at Makerere University in Kampala. Years later, Siedle's son who was 16 when Amin came to power - reported that he had been living with his father in Uganda at the time. He also disclosed that his dad had come to know Amin before he took total control of the country and ws initially impressed with him.

Rumours of unspeakable cruelty such as murder, torture and rape, committed by amin and his poorly disciplined army, began to circulate in the months that followed Amin's putsch. About then his father and Stroh became suspicious of the thunderingly gregarious general:

When rumours that hundreds of soldiers at the army's Mbarara Barracks, some 250 Km outside of Kampala had been slaughtered on June 22 1971, filtered through to Kampala they set out into the African bush to seek confirmation of the atrocity.

So on July 7th 1971, the two men cranked up a battered pale-blue VW station wagon with a hand-written "Press" sign attached to the windshield and drove off into the tangled heartland of Uganda, never to be seen again. Their disappearance alerted the world for the first time of the policy of mass murder of the amin government that came to be referred to by the International Commission of Jurists as Amin's reign of terror.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Dr Obace

He worked at Mulago and had conflict with one of the Soldiers and he was killed.