Uganda’s former First Lady Kay Adroa Amin was brutally killed with her body dismembered and sewn back together in a crude fashion. Dictator Idi Amin Dada ordered her death.
Kay Amin was the fourth wife of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. She caught the eye of the tyrant in early 1960s while she was studying at Makerere University in Kampala.
Idi Amin and Kay got married in a colorful wedding in 1966, becoming the dictator’s fourth wife. The former Ugandan president had several wives throughout his lifetime, often concurrently.
After seven years of marriage, Idi took to Ugandan national radio in 1973 and announced his divorce from three of his wives, Kay included, after the three women staged an “uprising” in his household.
On August 14th 1974 – a year after the divorce – Kay’s lifeless body was discovered in the truck of a car, dismembered and sewn back together in a crude fashion.
The car was owned by Peter Mbalu Mukasa, a doctor with whom Kay is rumored to have had an affair. The doctor’s body was found the day before, and it was ruled that he had committed suicide.
A postmortem conducted on Kay Amin’s body found she was three to four months pregnant and death had been caused by bleeding after an incomplete abortion, a police spokesman said.
He said they suspected that the doctor Peter Mbalu Mukasa had committed suicide after performing the abortion and being unable to dispose of the body.
Kay’s death was shrouded in just as much mystery. Two theories circulated regarding her murder death. The first is that Idi had her killed because of her alleged affair with Dr. Mukasa.
The second theory claims that Kay died during a botched abortion that was being performed by Dr. Mukasa. According to this theory, Mukasa dismembered her to hide the actual cause of her death.
Mukasa’s suicide is thought to have stemmed from panic over what he had done, and over the impending consequences if he were to be caught.
Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Last King of Scotland’ which was released in 2006 supported the first theory that Idi Amin killed Kay because of her affair with Dr. Mukasa.
In the movie, Kay’s role is played by Kerry Washington, while James McAvoy takes the role of Dr. Mukasa (the role was changed to portray a white medical practitioner Dr. Nicholas Garrigan from Scotland) and Idi Amin is played by Forest Whitaker.
Kay and Idi Amin’s son Hussein Lumumba Amin has since come out to rubbish claims that his father orchestrated his mother’s death.
Hussein Lumumba Amin took to Facebook on Tuesday November 9th 2021 to narrate how his mother met his end and how his father is innocent of the murder.
Below is what Hussein Lumumba Amin wrote;
WHEN THE MURDERERS FORGOT TO ELIMINATE THE ONLY EYE WITNESS!
My father and I had to identify my mother when she passed away. I hadn’t been told that she was dead, nor had I been told that she was not living with my father at the time. A few months before, my father had separated from three of his wives including her.
However my mothers father, Reverend Silas Adroa, an Anglican priest, travelled to State House and told my father in no uncertain terms that in the Anglican church, the Church of Uganda, there was no such thing as divorce. So they agreed that my mother stay in a separate place for a while, and return to State House in a few weeks.
I had just been frantically picked from boarding school one morning, and was in fact quite excited to go home and see my parents. The body guards hadn’t told me anything as we travelled to Kampala. So I only realized my mother was dead when the doctor uncovered her face at the mortuary.
I broke into tears. She had been attacked by four people at her home. This had come as the latest in a string of abductions and murders of prominent Ugandans close or associated with the Amin government, starting with the broad daylight abduction of Chief Justice Benedicto Kiwanuka on 22nd September 1972 from his chambers at the High Court.
For the record, I had never before seen a dead person in front of me in my life, and because of the shock, I still recall everything about my late mother on that day. 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.
A victims vigorous attempt to avoid suffocation by trying to turn their head left and right is what causes friction on the tip of the nose against the pillow or cloth, resulting in a bruise that looks like a small burn injury. Also, the attackers skin can be found under the finger nails of the victim as they fight back.
Today in forensic investigations of advanced countries, the assailants skin tissue is removed from under the victims finger nails, and a DNA profile is established from the material so as to identify the attacker.
My mother, First Lady Kay Adroa Amin, was murdered. Primarily by asphyxiation, and also tremendous violence by the group of assailants, an attack which not only resulted in death by 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.
Everything else that has been said and even portrayed in movies like “The Last King of Scotland”, is simply a smear campaign against my father and an attempt by the murderers to cover their crimes. One thing they forgot was that there was one eye witness who saw everything, including the attackers, and she is alive to this day. That first hand eye witness is my mother’s house maid Martha.