The story of Shaban Kirunda Nkutu has been told time and again, Idi Amin’s In-law, who was murdered by President (Amin) and buried a record number of times (twice).
Not because Amin had come murdering members of his cabinet, in fact, Nkutu’s liquidation was the 8th, however, the uniqueness with which it happened remains imprinted on the historic walls of this country.
Nkutu, murdered January 11, 1973, refused to flee from death even when he saw it coming. The Madhvani family offered him space on their last flight out of Uganda but he declined fearing that his fleeing would provoke Amin into replicating in Busoga, the massacres he was executing in Lango and Acholi.
Indeed, after his act, Nkutu’s relatives organized a ceremony to bid him farewell to his grave! Three days after his farewell Duwa/ Pre-burial thanksgiving, Nkutu was kidnapped and his life taken away from him.
With the sun out, and everyone watching, soldiers appeared at Scindia road in Jinja town, dashed into the retail shop which Nkutu was operating at the time, snatched him, and opened fire to scatter crowds that had come to tussle.
Amin would later release a statement stating that Nkutu had run away and a bounty awaits whoever brings him to police. At the, he was being confined in Gadaffi Barracks, just a few hours from his murder.
Below are some of the pictures that feature Nkutu a few years after Uganda obtained independence;