Henry Kyemba (born December ) is a Ugandan political figure who held several high positions and finally became Minister of Health during Uganda’s rule by Idi Amin. He is also the author of State of Blood, a book he wrote after his flight. Title. State of blood: the inside story of Idi Amin /‚Äč Henry Kyemba. Author. Kyemba, Henry. Published. London: Corgi Books, Physical Description. p. 16 Feb Uganda: Day Luwum Was Killed – Henry Kyemba Tells the Story From . that led to publication of Mr Kyemba’s famous book, “State of Blood”.

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Uganda: Day Luwum Was Killed – Henry Kyemba Tells the Story From Inside Amin Government

But she told me: It’s the cry of a man who knew Amin personally and willing to tell the world his story at the risk of his own life.

The country is still reeling, decades after he was removed. Jan 24, Ted rated it liked it. A bit too detailed in parts but a very good perspective and a personal account of life in Uganda in the 70s. Refresh and try again.

Found at hendy bookshops Searching – please wait In fact they credit him with producing some of the city’s important architectural buildings, etc. My first thoughts of going into exile were in when I was a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture.

Many of us had thought that he can play with the Kyembas, and the like and so on, but to go as far as to take the lives of people in specific positions of leadership in the Church; I think really that was madness,” he says.


A good source of the inner workings of General Amin and his reign of terror. Amin’s response was brutal repression. I know many people in our society who were interested in the properties of their relatives and they connived with state agents to threaten and force them into exile.

Henry Kyemba – Wikipedia

This was written while the author, Henry Kyemba, was still in exile and Amin was still in power. I remember when Idi Amin was in the news regularly, in the seventies, as a really bad guy, but I did not know how evil he really was. To throw off any suspicions, he contributed towards the purchase of what was then the official vehicle of the British High Commissioner to Uganda.

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The throes suffered by the people is truly despicable.

Henry Kyemba: How I fled from Idi Amin regime – Daily Monitor

Archbishop Luwum left with president Idi Amin before the murder. There was another matter to worry about. Mr Kyemba thinks that the events of July 4, had left Amin badly annoyed and embarrassed. In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up.

Henry Kyemba: How I fled from Idi Amin regime

After a week in custody at Gaddafi barracks, my wife was released and she went back to her job at Jinja Hospital in Walukuba. To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here.


Also must read for anyone interested in psychopathic dictators. There was nothing unusual about being summoned for a meeting at the Nile Mansions’ Hotel where President Idi Amin had an office on the second floor. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Bj rated it liked it Jul 19, Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Always great great customer service! Uganda — Politics and government — Not only did Amin trust Kyemba, but Kyemba trusted the ruthless dictator just as much!

Return to Kyemmba Page. Blokd person reading this type of book and topic will have a hard time getting past their disbelief. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons.

Home All editions This editionEnglish, Book edition: Evans gave me a journalist, Russel Miller, with whom I worked with to do the series. It’s the cry of a man who knew Amin personally and was willing to tell the world his story at the risk of his own life.

A cache of arms had been laid out on the lawn and a number of people had been arrested. To ask other readers questions about A State of Bloodplease sign up.