12 May In the last 50 years of Uganda as a sovereign independent state, Henry Lubega met former Amin’s minister of Health Henry Kyemba and. 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.

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This meant to Mr Kyemba that his flight state of blood henry kyemba exile had to include his brother, David Nabeta, who was kyembs Managing Director of the National Insurance Corporation, lest he fed him to the vultures. As a minister, I was given a military uniform and a gun which I kept in my house at Kyadondo Road.

The real story of the Last King of Scotland. My family At that time, I had two wives, my first wife Theresa was the deputy nursing officer at Mulago and we state of blood henry kyemba staying together at Kyadondo Road while my second wife, Betty, was in Jinja with my two children.

In fact they credit him with producing some of state of blood henry kyemba city’s important architectural buildings, etc. Paperbackpages. Open Preview See a Problem? Well-written and carefully thought out, telling us each time he has to leave out a name for fear of getting a friend state of blood henry kyemba colleague killed. This is a cool and rational description of what Amin put his country through, and it is clear that Kyemba doesn’t want to know, or at any rate linger over, too many of the details of Amin’s genocide of his own constituents, the destruction of the country’s economy or Uganda’s standing in the This is Henry Kyemba’s memoir of being a member of Milton Obote’s government in Uganda, and then — somewhat to his surprise — finding himself highly placed in Idi Amin’s government after Amin ousted Obote.

Aug 21, State of blood henry kyemba rated it really liked it. Political refugees — Uganda — Biography. Sija Samwel rated it it was amazing Nov 14, It was a compelling read, if a gruesome one. On his part, Mr Kyemba, who had been scheduled to take a visiting delegation to Paraa the next day, called up Amin and informed him that he would be leaving town.

That evening while at my official residence state of blood henry kyemba Kyadondo Road, Vice President Mustafa Adrisi called me, and informed me about the deaths Talking in Swahili, his message was that God had given them a punishment they deserved. As I read this unbelievable memoir, I have a hard time understanding why Kyemba stayed as long as he did.

Although it shouldn’t be taken as a stand-alone document on Uganda state of blood henry kyemba Idi Amin, it is an important testimony that deserves to be read. Henry Kyemba gives us his own insights into Idi Amin’s state of blood henry kyemba This book was published awhile ago but the world continues to allow the worst dictators to blkod get away with mass murder, which is incomprehensible in this day and age.

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. Moses Ali respectively to secure scholarships and financing for some of my relatives and friends to go out of the country.

A State of Blood: The Inside Story of Idi Amin by Henry Kyemba

My house was turned into another of his military property for some time as my young children were subjected to military harassment with their auntie who had stayed behind as the care giver when their mother was state of blood henry kyemba away. I was aware of how murderous Gen. Nov 24, Denzil rated it it was amazing. But the book is well wr I can vouch for many of the facts of this book, as I was in Uganda in and was locked up for being a state of blood henry kyemba with a camera; all my spools of film were destroyed and my camera confiscated – both me and my friend John Nickson were locked state of blood henry kyemba in Kampala, and henrj VERY badly.

The MOST amazing thing is that Amin remained in power until even after this book was published in Bloof and ALSO that Amin was never brought to account in any way and died of old age in Libya hfnry the protection hsnry Gaddafi And the current residents of Uganda will mostly tell you that this book is bullshit and that Amin actually did a lot for the country!!

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It’s heart wrenching to describe the killings and death, let alone being subjected to such punishment. They believe the herny of body-disfiguring and goriness like that depicted briefly in The Last King of Scotland are just urban myths. Sadly, the portrayal of Idi Amin’s character seems all too similar to that of other dead and living world leaders.

Feb 24, Tpstrandberg rated it liked it. This, I did, so that should word leak out that I was planning to escape, they would not believe it as I had bigger plans for my future in Uganda.

Check copyright status Cite this Title State of blood: Even after Kyemba’s brother is murdered state of blood henry kyemba the government, Kyemba felt that “for me, things would be different Mr Kyemba thinks that the events state of blood henry kyemba July 4, had left Amin badly annoyed and embarrassed.

A State of Blood: The Inside Story of Idi Amin

Jan 24, Ted rated it liked it. I am a bit sceptical; there must have been something in it for him. People really struggle to learn from history.

Mar 22, Mia rated it it was amazing. Jul 14, Amavi Agbodoh rated it state of blood henry kyemba it. Many thought the Idi Amin take over was a short term thing, and what was initially taken as a happy turn of events for Uganda turned into resentment and hlood a nightmare.

I believe the country has risen from this bloody state to the pearl it truly is. Sharon Fogle rated it really liked it Oct 29, State of blood henry kyemba cache of arms had been laid out on the lawn and a number of people had been arrested. Refugees, Political — Uganda — Biography.

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Alina Torres Rodas rated it really liked it Aug 30, Eventually Kyemba realizes that he, too, has a shelf life and flees the country. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Joan rated it liked it Jul 14,