I fled with Idi Amin into exile

Abdul Hamid Kamulegeya Jumba-Masagazi a former permanent secretary in ministry of Education during the Idi Amin’s government. Photo by Faustin Mugabe

What you need to know:

Confidant. In late 1970, Gen Idi Amin while at a mosque in Kayunga District said he feared nobody but God. This was at the peak of the tribal row in the army. The “I fear nobody but God” quote became so popular that some people believed Amin was too brave a soldier to run away from any battle. But he was exposed during the 1979 war, when he fled Uganda for fear of death and capture by the invading forces of the Ugandan exiles and the Tanzania army. Abdul Hamid Jumba-Masagazi, his confidant and former minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, escaped with him.

When the enemy forces during the 1979 war had reached Kampala City, Idi Amin fled Kampala to Arua through Jinja, Mbale, Lira and Gulu.
He then flew to Libya, a day after the fall on Kampala, April 11, 1979.
Among those he flew with from Arua airstrip in West Nile was his confidant and former minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Abdul Hamid Jumba-Masagazi.

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