Veteran politician and the author of one of Uganda’s best selling books “State Of Blood, Henry Kyemba died at 84 following a long illness .
Kyemba who served three presidents Obote I, Idi Amin and Yoweri Museveni ,succumbed to diabet, according to family sources .
The polished retired civil servant served as permanent secretary, private personal secretary to Obote I, Idi Amin and cabinet minister in the Idi Amin and Museveni administrations.
Kyemba was part of a delegation that travelled with Obote to Singapore in 1971 only to learn later that Idi Amin had overthrown his boss.
In his book “State Of Blood: The Inside Story Of Idi Amin ”, Kyemba revealed how during Amin ‘s brutal regime the bodies of the late Archbishop Janan Luwum , Ministers Erinayo Wilson Oryema and Charles Oboth Fumbi were found riddled with bullets .
Kyemba was born on 8th February 1939 to Suzana Babirizangawo Mutekanga and Suleiman Kisajja, in the Bunya County in Busoga.
He went to Busoga College Mwiri for his Cambridge School Certificate (1951-1956) and Makerere University between 1957 and 1962 graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) History and later a master’s degree in history from Northwestern University.
Family sources said he will be buried at the family’s burial grounds in Wanyama Village, Bugembe Ward ,Jinja North Division , Jinja City .
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