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Dies At The Age Of 90

Former Ugandan President Binaisa passes away

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN  Aug 09, 2010

UGANDA (eTN) - At the ripe age of 90, former Ugandan president Godfrey Binaisa passed away on August 5, 2010. Godfrey Binaisa was notably the only surviving past head of state in Uganda and had lived for the past few years in Kampala, where he enjoyed the privileges of a former president as provided for by law.

He served the country for 11 months after the overthrow of notorious dictator Idi Amin between June 1979 and May 1980 before being removed from office when he tried to send a powerful top army officer abroad as ambassador. He was then succeeded by a presidential commission, which remained in office until the rigged elections in 1981 returned the other notorious Ugandan dictator Milton Obote to power, leading to the liberation war, which ended with Yoweri Kaguta Museveni taking office after defeating the enemies of a free Uganda.

The late Binaisa will be accorded a full state funeral according to state house sources, and President Museveni is leading the nation in mourning. Sincere condolences to the family of the late Binaisa, and may he now rest in eternal peace.

Former Ugandan President Binaisa passes away
former Ugandan president Godfrey Binaisa / Image via

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