The son of former Ugandan President Idi Amin has revealed how his mother was killed and those behind the murder forgot to eliminate one witness.
In a Facebook post, Hussein Lumumba Amin claimed that his mother, former Uganda's First Lady Kay Adroa Amin was murdered primarily by asphyxiation- the state or process of being deprived of oxygen, which can result in unconsciousness or death.
“The attack did not only result in death suffocation but also a miscarriage that led to enormous loss of blood, all at her home while still in her favourite white sleeping gown which has been kept by the family to this day,” his post read in part.
Comparing the scenario of his mother’s death to “The Last King of Scotland’ Amin said that they smeared with a campaign against his father which was an attempt by the murderers to cover their crimes.
However, he gave a tough warning saying that there was a witness who saw how his mother was brutally tortured to death and who remains alive to death.
Amin said that his mother’s favourite house helped Martha knows what transpired.
According to Amin, his father and he had to go through the hustle of identifying his mother when she passed away.
He said that he had initially been told that she was not living with the dad at the time but never told that she had died.
He narrated that his father had equally separated from three other wives at the time of his mother's death.
The first lady’s father who was a reverend identified as Silas Adroa- an Anglican priest told President Amin that there was nothing as divorce in the church and he could not accept that.
From the talk with Amin which was held in State House, they agreed that she takes time off State House until a time when things will be okay and she returns to State House.
“I had just been frantically picked from boarding school one morning and was quite excited to go home and see my parents. The bodyguards had not told me anything as we travelled to Kampala,” he said, adding that he only realised that his mother was dead when the doctor uncovered her face at the morgue.
In his narration, Amin said that he was informed that she had been attacked by four people at her home.
He said that the death of his mother took place at a time when the country had been hit by a string of abductions and murders of prominent Ugandans close or associated with his father’s government.
Amin gave an example of when Chief Justice Benedicto Kiwanuka was abducted from his chambers within the High Court in broad daylight on September 22, 1972.
“One thing I particularly noticed was a strange bruise on the tip of her nose. Those of you who have studied forensic criminology know that this particular bruise is found on people, mostly women, who have been smothered by a pillow pressed hard on their face,” he narrated.
He noted that victims of suffocation do try to
According to him, the vigorous attempt by victims to avoid suffocation they do try to turn their head left and right and that causes the friction on the tip of the nose against the pillow or cloth which results in a bruise that looks like a small burn injury.
“Also, the attackers' skin can be found under the fingernails of the victim as they fight back. Today in forensic investigations of advanced countries, the assailants' skin tissue is removed from under the victim's fingernails, and a DNA profile is established from the material to identify the attacker,” he said.