Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Fr. Clement Kiggundu

Former Editor of Muno newspaper.

Father Clement Kiggundu, Munno Editor, was murdered in January 1973. His body was found burnt in the wreckage of his car. He died around the same time Mr Kalema disappeared, plus others like Dr Sembeguya,Jolly Joe Kiwanuka, Paul Bitature

Immediately after 1971 coup d’etat, Idi Amin hosted journalists and gave a bull to Rev.Fr.Clement Kiggundu, for exposing excesses of Obote l regime. In reply, Kiggundu told Amin, that the relative tolerance under Obote regime allowed him to expose those excesses. He prayed that Amin should do better. But when Munno Newspaper continued exposing detention of civilians in military barracks which provoked Amin operatives to burn Father Kiggundu inside his car in Namanve!
Ahmed Katerega
Newvision Journalist and member of UAH

Father Clement Kiggundu, the editor of the Catholic newspaper Munno in Kampala, decided to travel to Masaka, and told his driver to wait for hin in his office.  When he did not arrive the driver called the priest's house in Kisubi, 23 Km away along the Kampala-'Entebbe road.  Another priest answered that Father Kiggundu was not in the house and that he had not come back the night before.  Very much concerned, his colleagues began to telephone around.  They also telephoned the archbishop of Rubaga, but in vain.  About 3pm, the telephone rang in the newspaper office.  An unfamiliar voice said that a red peugeot, similar to the one used by the preist had been found in Namanve forest.  All members of the editorial staff rushed to the spot and found the car burnt to a shell.  About 15 yards from the vehicle there was a body, a horrifying sight.  Although it was half-burnt, they succeeded in identifying the priest from a piece of a clerical white collar and the shoes he was wearing.  They took Father Kiggundu to Mulago Hospital where the autopsy revealed that before setting fire to the car his murderers had strangled him.  A bullet was found lodged in his chest.  The day before his death, Father Kiggundu had visited the parish priest of Lueza and told him "I feel that they are pursuing me; now, they are about to take me."

Why was the editor of Munno killed so savagely?"  The common explanation is that when Amin decided to expel all indians from the country, Father Kiggundu had the courage to write in the newpaper that it was an unjust decision and against some individuals with Ugandan citizenship.  Among them there were not only businessmen, but also children, elderly people and the sick.  The newspaper wrote; "it is like in South Africa."

A former minister in Amin's Cabinet declared later on that Father Kiggundu was killed and burnt in his car by killers hired by Amin.  This was because he had had the courage to publish in his newspaper the complaints and the protests of the women whose husbands had mysteriously disappeared or had been publicly tortured.  These women had organized a conference in Kampala in November 1972 at which they had criticized the government for the repeated episodes of violence that were perpetrated and remained unpanished. They had also demanded that an explanation should be given for the disappearance of so manyh innocent people.  Munno had given voice to these protests.  From the office of the President, Father Kiggundu was told to stop writing.  But the fealess priest carried on despite warnings and threats by govenment.

Albert Eridodi Masurubu

State House driver. executed.

Samson Ddungu

Samson Dungu (RIP) Murdered.

Former Presiden of the Uganda Guide Post and businessman, shot after acquittal in court in front of nearby Y.W.C.A Hostel. (His advocate Ssebunnya was imprisoned and badly tortured.)

How Obura Killed Samson Dungu.
Perpetrators of such heinous crimes such as the former deputy head of the notorious Public Safety Unit (PSU) Kassim Moses Obura were after the fall of the regime in 1979, caught up in the cob-web of justice and could not survive the hangman’s noose.
Obura had, according to reports, brutally killed a famous Kampala businessman.
Obura appears in court
Shortly after he was arrested on October 13, 1980, Obura appeared in the Kampala High Court presided over by Justice Benjamin Odoki to answer a murder charge levelled against him.
Obura was accused of murdering Samson Dungu a Kampala businessman. His former immediate boss at PSU and co-accused Ali Toweli at the time of death was still at large when Obura came face-to-face with justice in the courts of law.
Throughout the court proceedings, Obura faced a total of 21 witnesses, who pinned him on the murder charge before he was sentenced to death.
On October 29, 1980, Obura faced state witness Enos Sebunya, 38, who testified against him. Sebunya is now a practising lawyer based in Toronto, Canada. He told court that on November 23, 1973, Obura, using his pistol shot in the back and killed the hand-cuffed Dungu. 
Before shooting Dungu, he told him to face the wall, Sebunya told court.
Dungu was a co-owner of the famous Delite Cinema in Kampala, the court heard. And after Dungu, Obura ordered Sebunya and two other prisoners to load Dungu’s dead body onto the police Land Rover, Sebunya testified before court. 
The state witness had earlier told court how he and Dungu were arrested from Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court and YMCA premises respectively by the PSU men after a shooting incident.
While Dungu was bundled into the boot of a white Mercedes-Benz, Sebunya was forced into a Land Rover and taken to Naguru PSU headquarters, where Ali Toweli ordered Sebunya to remove his shoes, jacket and tie and reportedly started beating him.
Sebunya further told court that shortly before Dungu was killed, he heard him cry out for mercy as he screamed: “Obura do not do it. Let someone else do it. You are my brother-in-law”. Court records reveal.
Another witness Lameck Muwanga, 37, a brother of the deceased, told court that upon his brother’s arrest, he raised Shs54,000 and gave it to Obura to release Dungu.
Although Obura had asked for Shs55,000, he accepted the given money and released Dungu; but one week later he was rearrested and charged with stealing Shs54,000 from Delite Cinema. Muwanga an accountant with the Delite Cinema told court.
Obura’s lawyer Protazeo Ayigihugu on November 14, 1980, admitted before court that his client released Mubiru and Senkuba after receiving Shs54,000, but added that it was to settle the matter with Lt Brown Ondongo who had arrested Dungu and others – and that when Dungu was re-arrested, Obura advised the deceased to get a lawyer.
Dungu’s co-accused A. Mubiru and M. Senkuba both employees of Delite Cinema and Topista Namusisi, a Grindlays Bank cashier, were also crossed-examined by the defence counsel in connection with the same forged cheque and other documents at Delite cinema.
Other former prisoners at the PSU who testified against Obura were Fred Kabuuka who said he saw Obura shooting Dungu dead, Makumbi, and Dungu’s father who told court that Obura had threatened to kill his son if he did not plead guilty to the charge put against him by the PSU.

Obura sentenced to hang 
On January 22, 1981, Obura was sentenced to hang by the then Kampala High Court Judge, Justice Benjamin Odoki. 
While delivering judgment, Justice Odoki told Obura that he was satisfied with the prosecution witnesses and assessors that he had maliciously and unlawfully killed Dungu. 
Before Odoki sentenced Obura, he asked him if he had anything to say.
Speaking in English Obura said: “My Lord, as from the beginning, you have heard all the evidence. I have nothing to say but I still maintain my innocence.”

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Mr Adoko Odur

Adoko Odur, he was appointed a district magistrate by Obote.

He hailed from Akokoro. Akokoro is found in Maruzi County, Apac District.

Chief magistrate of lira was killed in a very painful fashion. He was tied behind a military vehicle and dragged on the street in broad day light till he expired.  I
t happened in December of 1972. He dragged in broad day light and people were watching. (Source of information withheld).

Amin's ruthless Research boys were dominated by Nubians, Kuku, Aringa, Lukoro and kakwa, from Southern Sudan and West Nile.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Colonel Omoya

Col Omoya was killed in Mbarara in freak accident in 1968. Omoya was driving from the barracks 4 miles outside Mbarara taking Lance Corporal Tulio Lam to Mbarara hospital. A truck hit the car and Omoya was seriously wounded but was not dead. He spent three days in Mbarara Hospital without and any critical care provision and died. In 1969 Lance Corporal Tulio Lam who was the passenger in the car Omoya was driving was poisoned with methanol (industrial alcohol) which looks like Uganda waragi. All known witnesses were subsequently killed or died.

Source (A relative)

Mr Rwamashonge

Mr Rwamashonge, President of Uganda Mine Workers Union who complained about labour conditions was killed.

Twelve so called guerrillas and Kondos

(robbers) sentenced by Amin's Military tribunals, publicly executed in their respective districts: A former district commissioner,
former army captain,
Daudi Kagoro
John Labecha
Amos Obwona,
Abowoli Malibo
James Karuhanga a mathematics teacher.

Mr Dharmi Ranchod Katoria

Killed with his wife and two children. "tried" and executed as alleged "Kondos" (robbers)

Lt. Col. Toloko

Lt. Col. Toloko was in charge of killings at tororo and fort portal

Hereunder is Kidedi's statement to Amin Re: Toloko

"In January, 1973 you said of LT.-COL. Toloko: "When Lt.-Col. Toloko was Comnmanding Officer of Boro and Tororo, there was a lot of misunderstanding and disappearance of people including the District Commissioner of Bukedi. . . . Since Lt.-Col. Toloko was brought to the headquarters to be under close observation there is now peace in Tororo."

Although it can be acknowledged that Toloko was indeed responsible for the disappearance of many people, the fact remains that when you found out all about him, you never put him on trial for his crimes. Instead you transferred him to General Headquarters for "close observation" . A few months later Toiako was dragged away from the Grand Hotel, Kampala, screaming for help against what he called "dangerous men who are going to kill me". Toloko was never put on trial for his crimes, he was simply killed. Despite your past statements on the disappearances, and despite the people who have been condemned to death, and executed, for allegedly causing the disappearance of people in Uganda, you have none the TRANSITION 49 less appointed a j~~dicicaol mmission to "inquire into the disappearances" . No doubt, you hope that the
commissioner will blame somebody else for, or at least exonerate you from these crimes.
If you appointed not one but 10 "judicial commissions" to inquire into the disappearances, they would not be able to exonerate you. Nor would they be able to serve a.ny useful purpose as long as you remain in power since, as all Ugandans know, you are the'main culprit. The only commission that could be of use would be one charged with responsibility for assessing compensation to be paid to the thousands of Ugandans who have been rendered widows and orph.ans as a result of the reign of terror."

April 1971 60 new Baganda army recruits annihilated

Some sixty young new Baganda army recuits who formed a Guard of Honour for the late Kabaka Mutes II were believed to have been annihilated at Mubende barracks.

8th March 1971 32 Officers slain

On the same day as Col Ayum's murder, 32 Acholi/Langi soldiers were slain at Makindye Barracks. 8th March 1971.

Col Ayum

On 8th March 1971, Colonel Ayum, a relative of Adoko Nekyon, and four other soldiers were taken from Luzira Prison and killed at Makindye.


Mr Labeya, a traffic officer with the Raiway Corporation who was trying to flee to Kenya, was returned by the Kenya border guards. Once in Uganda he was killed on 13th March 1971.

Lt Col Prinimo Olol

Lt Col Prinimo Olol, an officer at army hqtrs is believed to have been poisoned on Amin's orders at Rock Hotel, Tororo. The hotel manager who witnessed the incident was himself killed.

Lt Col Ekiring

in the week 5th March 1971, Lt Col Ekiring, a staff officer at army headquarters was grabbed from his office and his body was found floating in Lake Victoria a few days later.

Michael Egeya

Michael Egeya a relative of Obote's was killed on 5th February 1971 together with 117 prisoners. The carnage was prompted by an attempted escapte from Mutukula Prison. Only 23 made it to Tanzania.

Professor Vincent Erimu

Professor Vincent Erimu of Mulago Hospital and Makerere University Medical School, was butchered by Amins Soliders.

8 Febraury 1971 (200 Soldiers killed)

On 8th February 1971, some two hundred soldiers are believed to have been killed along the Koch-to-Bobi road.


Oget, a police officer was killed and his body was found floating in the Nile. February 1971.

Justus Wauyo

CID Officer together with his deputies and Ochungi who had investigated Amin's involvement in Okoya's murder were rounded up locked up in Gulu barracks and killed.

Brigadier Suleiman Hussein

January 1971, Brigadier suleiman Hussein, the army Chief of Staff, was captured in Kampala, taken to Luzira Prison and beaten in front of correctional officers. His head was cut off and taken to idi Amin, who is believed to have kept it in ta fridge for a night...

Justus Byagagaire

Former Minister in Amin's Governmet was shot by soldiers at Mbarara in May 1977

Paul Sserwanga

On March 5, 1976, a student of the Faculty of Law at Makerere University, Paul Serwanga, was shot dead by an army captain who had developed an interest in his (Serwanga) girlfriend

BY FRED GUWEDEKKO, 5 JULY 1998Uganda: 1976: Idi Amin becomes 'Dr'

Kampala — President Amin addressed Makerere on March 8, 1976 over the shooting of law student Paul Sserwanga in Kampala. After the address, State Research agents and military policemen arrested three suspected student leaders of the anti-Amin demonstration staged the previous day.

The security officers demanded for the ring leaders of the demonstration that had been chanting anti-Amin slogans. Students sent a message to Idi Amin through the chairman of West-Nile Makerere Students Association, Oman Kokale, of Lumumba Hall that they were to march to Amin's command post if their three colleagues were not released. The three were immediately released but military police with State Research agents then appeared at Makerere to arrest Kagata Namiti, his roommate Sabiti, Opoka-Okumu and Bugeni-Bwolya.


(a classmate of Wanume Kibedi at school) was Manager of the Kabale branch of Barclays Bank when he was liquidated
in September 1972. The only cause for his murder was that he refused to advance a car-loan to a soldier. His
explanation that the loan applied for was beyond his limit as branch manager was not accepted. He was
dragged away from the bank in the full view of bank employees, to be murdered in cold blood. Later the
assassins took his trousers and shoes back to his family to show that he had been "finished".

Barclays Bank, Kabale

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Esther Chesire

Esther Chesire her demise led to the death of Nanziri Bukenya
By Timothy Kalyegira
On March 5, 1976, a student of the Faculty of Law at Makerere University, Paul Serwanga, was shot dead by an army captain who had developed an interest in his (Serwanga) girlfriend. The next day, 4,000 university students took to the streets in Kampala calling for the overthrow of President Idi Amin. They were later joined by 30,000 city residents in this protest march.
A week later a Kenyan student at Makerere, Esther Chesire was arrested at Entebbe airport by agents of the dreaded State Research Bureau counter-intelligence agency just before she boarded a flight to Nairobi. She had been booked on the flight with her friend and fellow Kenyan Sally Githere. Chesire was never seen again. Whether there was any connection between Chesire and Serwanga or if she was indeed his girlfriend was never certain. Had she been an eyewitness at Serwanga's murder, and therefore had to be silenced? Was she the ringleader of the students who had called for Amin's ouster without realising the danger in such outspokenness tempted fate? The Kenyan government pressed Ugandan officials to launch an inquiry into Chesire's disappearance and possible death.
Theresa Nanziri Bukenya the warden of Africa Hall at Makerere University, the hall that Chesire resided in, was arrested by security agents. She was eight months pregnant. She had refused to testify before the commission assigned to investigate Chesire's disappearance. Bukenya's beheaded body was dumped near the Africa Hall grounds the next day. Source: Chesire was said to be a relative of Kenya's then vice president and later president, Daniel Arap Moi. Her unexplained disappearance at the hands of Uganda's intelligence agents caused tension between the two countries. Following the disappearance of Chesire, it is said that Amin's intelligence agents mooted many and offered flimsy explanations to cover up the girl's whereabouts and one of them being that she 'never reported back' for studies at the beginning of the term. Refused to conspire Behind the scenes, the security agents were trying to force Nanziri to carry this lie to the commission.
Nanziri, a staunch catholic with high moral value is said to have openly told off the agents and insisted she would tell only the truth. Chesire had reported at the beginning of the term and signed into her hall's registration book.
With Nanziri's pending testimony, the regime would run out of excuses and face even more diplomatic embarrassment and possible charges on crime against humanity. In the 7th month of her pregnancy, Nanziri, a brilliant and inspirational mathematician who had gallantly fought off many attempts by unruly Amin soldiers to kidnap and abuse female students by providing ample security lights around the hall knew that this time she was headed for a show down with the regime. She could not betray her conscious and Chesire by lying to the very commission that was supposed to find her fate. Nanziri argued that by lying to the commission, she would not only do it on behalf of the regime that was intent to murder every one considered its opponent, but also that her lie would effectively end the commission's proceedings since the girl would be considered never to have been in the country in the first place.
Nanziri never made it to the commission. She was picked a day before and murdered in cold blood at the banks of River Ssezibwa. It is reported that the residents who lived near the river heard her cries as she begged for mercy. She was 37 and just married to Achilles Bukenya, who now lives in South Africa. Nanziri weds Bukenya at Saint Augustine's, Makerere. Grief filled campus According to Dr. Musoke, Nanziri's murder sent shock waves in the entire university community, particularly to female students who considered her a symbol of bravery before the regime while at the same time reminding them that no one was safe from it. "The university was so cold. Gloom hovered all over us and most of us girls felt really orphaned that day. It was a horrible scene seeing two bodies-Nanziri's and her babies' lying in the main hall," recalls Musoke who was a first year student then.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Oryem Sikina.

Ladit Oryem Sikina, a Policeman. Murdered

Lapwony Opiti.

1. lapwony Opiti me Nwoya, lapwony primary ma onongo ngene tutwal pi wer, all were killed.

Nekanori Ojan

Rwot Kilak ladit Nekanori Ojan. Kimako ladit Odong (above) kacel ki Rwot Kilak, ladit Nekanori Ojan. Murdered.

Odong Akule

ladit Odong Akule, onongo ngene tutwal ii Pabbo. Murdered

Private Lagama

1. Private Lagama, Jinja Army Barracks. Retired taecher, a no-nonsense radical and loved so mac by joo Pabbo. Killed

Mr Otim

1. Mr. Otim a policeman, from Pabbo, Killed by Amin

Mr. Peter Ojok Bilal

1. Mr. Peter Ojok Bilal, a policeman, Killed by Amin

Onen Oneka

1. Son of Mr Oneka above (from Pabbo). Killed by Amin.

Mr Oneka (from Pabbo)

Mr. Oneka ma pe angeyo rwome gin ki wode (From Pabbo) Killed by Amin

Private Okwera

Private Okwera (from Pabbo) Killed by Amin.

Okech Moki

1. Okech Moki, lago nanga muywek ento pe angeyo ka onongo tye ki rwom, killed by Amin

Private Oceng

Private Oceng (from Pabbo) Killed by Amin

Private Payira

Private Pyira (Latin Pabbo) brother of Cpl Isiah Oroya

Mr. Oneka pa Lamany

1. Mr. Oneka pa Lamany (a policeman and driver to President Obote), Killed by Amin

15. Lt. Bernard Oroya

Lt. Bernard Oroya (From Pabbo) Killed by Amin

Valentino Okumu Ludaba

1. Lt. Valentino Okumu Ludaba, a signaller Jinja Army barracks, from Pabbo, Killed by Amin

Captain Oceng

Captain Oceng from Pabbo, Killed by Amin.


1. Laywa (brother of Ben Ocitti). Both were killed by Amin

Ben Ocitti

1. Ben Ocitti gin ki omine Laywa, Killed by Amin

Private Obalo

1. Private Obalo. Muko na aryoma onongo gitiyo Uganda Prisons, Luzira. Gin onongo lutino Attiak. Amin oneke woko.

Donasiano Okwonga

Private Donasiano Okwonga, killed by Amin

Paul Onen Ojok

Private Paul Onen Ojok (younger brother pa the late Lt.Col. Abwola), Killed by Amin

Agustino Lawoko,

1. Private Agustino Lawoko, Killed by Amin

Private Rodento Ouma,

1. Private Rodento Ouma, killed by Amin

Cpl. Pieropaul Atube,

1. Cpl. Pieropaul Atube, Killed by Amin

Pyerino Okullu Olum

1. Sgt.Major Pyerino Okullu Olum (Soroti Army Barracks), Killed by Amin

James Cook Odong

1. Staff Sergeant James Cook Odong (Paratrooper and Instructer Bamunanika Training Wing), Killed by Amin.

2nd Lt. Michael Oceng,

1. 2nd Lt. Michael Oceng, Killed by Amin

Lt. Martin Onek

1. Lt. Martin Onek ( Adjutant, Katabi Army Barracks, Entebbe), Killed by Amin.

Lt. Martin Onek

1. Lt. Martin Onek ( Adjutant, Katabi Army Barracks, Entebbe), Killed by Amin.