IT was former Ugandan president Idi Amin who personally ordered the murder of Anglican Archbishop Janan Luwum ten yearsago, a human rights commission in Kampala has heard.
Amin's Chief of Police at the time, Kassim Obura, told the commission that the outspoken Archbishop, who had criticised the brutality of the Amin regime, was ordered before the President with two government ministers and accused of plotting against the dictator. The three were never seen alive again, and their bodies were found in the wreckage of a car. The official government media said it was an accident, but church leaders at the time suspected murder.
Obura is at present in prison awaiting execution on charges of murder. The former President lives in exile in Saudi Arabia.
Interior Minister, Oboth Ofumbi, and Water Resources Minister Erinayo Oryema, died with the Archbishop.