The Amin family plans to bring Mwanga’s body back from Egypt

Taban Amin plans to return his brother’s body

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The family of late Ugandan President Idi Amin Dada have begun planning the return of the remains of one of his sons Abdul-Nasser Alemi Mwanga. The family say that Alemi Mwanga died recently in one of the hospitals in Egypt.

The Deputy Director of the Internal Security Organization – ISO, General Taban Amin, one of former President Amin’s eldest sons, told Uganda Radio Network that the family would have a meeting on November 1 in Kampala to discuss funeral arrangements.

General Taban Amin also added that the Ugandan government was working with the embassy in Cairo to help return the body of his brother Mwanga.

Born in May 1972, Mwanga is said to be one of the youngest sons of former President Idi Amin Dada and Madiina Najjemba.

Mwanga’s mother, Najjemba, is said to have named her son after Kabaka Mwanga II of Buganda, who played a key role in the fight against the colonial rulers.

Mwanga and Moses Amin are said to be the two young sons of the former president with whom he sometimes moved.

In 1979 Amin was overthrown by a combination of the Tanzanian military and Ugandan rebels under the Uganda National Liberation Front (UNLF). He was exiled to Saudi Arabia where he later died.

Mwanga, who was taken out of Uganda when his father was overthrown, also cared for the former president when he died in 2003 at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Saudi Arabia.

Ahmed Kateregga, Deputy Resident City Commissioners – DRCC of Masaka City says that Mwanga and Moses Amin (son of Maama Maliyamu) were Amin’s favorite sons as seen in his actions as President.

“During my training at the Institute of African Journalists and Broadcasters in Cairo in 1993, Maama Madiina Amin’s house was almost my home and I enjoyed the friendship of Hussein Lumumba, Abdul Nasser Mwanga, Hassan Wasswa and Hussein Kato and two other sisters,” Kateregga wrote in her lat,e eulogy wishing her a peaceful rest.




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