Amin grandson nominated for MP seat


Amin junior and his father, Amin senior at NRM headquarters (URN photo)

Former President Idi Amin’s grandson, Taban Amin Junior, has been nominated to run for Kibanda North county seat.

Amin Junior was escorted by his father, Taban Amin Senior, to the NRM headquarters at Kyadondo.

Until 2003, Taban Amin (born 1955), Idi Amin’s eldest son, was the leader of West Nile Bank Front (WNBF), a rebel group opposed to the government of Yoweri Museveni.

In 2005, he was offered amnesty by Museveni, and in 2006, he was appointed Deputy Director General of the Internal Security Organisation.

Unlike most of Idi Amin’s other 43 children, however, he was not content to spend the rest of his life in quiet exile after the tyrant was ousted in 1979.

A year and a half after returning to Uganda under an amnesty offered by President Yoweri Museveni, Taban Amin, 51, took a senior job in the feared state security services — the organization with which his father maintained his reign of terror.

Taban Amin, a former army officer, was appointed a deputy director of Uganda’s internal security organization in 2006 much to the disdain of Ugandans who suffered under his father’s State Research Bureau (SRB).

His son is now running for Member of Parliament on the NRM ticket.

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