Amin’s wife, Sarah, dies in UK


President of Uganda Idi Amin Dada poses with his new bride Sarah Kyolaba after their wedding


Wife to former Uganda President, Idi Amin, has passed away.

Sarah Amin Kyolaba, former First Lady, died in London in the UK Thursday morning.

She recently underwent an operation at the North Middlesex Hospital.

Kyolaba was a dancer with the army’s band when she met Amin.

After giving birth to his child, Amin then legalised the union making her his fifth wife in 1975, during the Organisation of African Union summit in Kampala.

While in Saudi Arabia, she gave birth to Faisal Wangita, one of Amin’s 43 children.

After Amin was toppled in 1979, the couple headed to Saudi Arabia.

In 1982, Sarah left Amin in Saudi Arabia and sought refuge in Germany, where she tried her luck at modeling.

She later headed to Tottenham in England where she has been living ever since.

Sarah was running a restaurant in London.

Her late husband, Idi Amin Dada was the third President of Uganda, ruling from 1971 to 1979.

Amin joined the British colonial regiment, the King’s African Rifles, in 1946, serving in Kenya and Uganda.

Eventually, Amin held the rank of major general in the post-colonial Ugandan Army and became its commander before seizing power in the military coup of January 1971, deposing Milton Obote.

He later promoted himself to field marshal while he was the head of state.

Dissent within Uganda and Amin’s attempt to annex the Kagera province of Tanzania in 1978, led to the Uganda–Tanzania War and the demise of his eight-year regime, leading Amin to flee into exile to Libya and Saudi Arabia, where he lived until his death on 16 August 2003.

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