Mbabazi To Bring Home Idi Amin Remains

Independent presidential candidate has proposed that remains of former Uganda president Idi Amin should be brought home.


“Idi Amin’s remains should be brought back,” Mbabazi said. He made the remarks when he visited Amin’s ancestral home, Pakayo in Koboko district.

Locals who were with Mbabazi objected to his proposal.

Idi Amin died in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in August 2003.

The cause of death was reported to be multiple organ failure.

When Ugandan government announced that his body could be buried in Uganda, he was quickly buried in Saudi Arabia.

He was forced from power in 1979 by the help of Tanzanian troops.

He toppled Milton Obote in 1971 and ruled Uganda up to 1979.

Human rights groups and Ugandan government officials have always expressed disappointment that Amin never faced trial for his alleged crimes.

Up to 400,000 people are believed to have been killed under his rule.

Former President Idi Amin ruled Uganda from 1971-79
Former President Idi Amin ruled Uganda from 1971-79

Presidential candidate and leader of People’s Development Party Abed Bwanika in December, 2015 also pledged to return the remains of late President of Uganda, Idi Amin and accord them a decent state burial if elected president.