today's Pick
Former VP Gen. Mustafa Adrisi dies
Publish Date: Jul 28, 2013
Former VP Gen. Mustafa Adrisi dies
Former Vice President in Idi Amin regime, Gen. Mustafa Adirisi
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Maurice Okore

General Mustafa Adrisi a former Vice President of Uganda has died at the age of  91.

Adris died Sunday morning at Mulago hospital where he had been admitted with hypertension, diabetes and a fracture in his right leg.  Arua RDC Maj Ibrahim Abiriga confirmed the news in a telephone call to the New Vision. 
 
No cause of death has been confirmed at this point.
 
Adrisi served as Vice President of Uganda between 1977–1978, and he was one of president Idi Amin's closest associates. In 1978, after Adrisi was injured in a suspicious auto accident, troops loyal to him mutinied. 
 
Amin sent troops against the mutineers, some of whom had fled across the Tanzanian border, eventually leading to the Uganda-Tanzania War.
 
In the late 1990s, Mustafa Adrisi was living quietly in Arua, West Nile, in a house provided by thegovernment, and had recently gone back to complete his primary school certificate.
 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
US police kill boy holding fake gun
Police in the US city of Cleveland shot and killed a 12-year-old boy who was in a playground waving around what turned out to be a replica gun....
Christians of Malaba Catholic Church awoke to a rude shock on Saturday, after thugs broke into the church and stole property and an unspecified sum of money collected as offertory....
Burkina gov
Burkina Faso's interim leaders were expected to unveil a new government lineup on Sunday, with the country anxious to see the extent of military influence under civilian President Michel Kafando....
Boko Haram gunmen kill 48 fish vendors
Boko Haram gunmen killed 48 fish vendors in Nigeria''s restive Borno State, near the border with Chad....
3000 evacuated after WWII bomb found in France
The 250-kilogramme (550-pound) bomb was found near the city's town hall during the building of a new metro line....
The Indonesian Football Association banned 12 players and officials who competed to score own-goals in a farcical match last month....
Should workers be subjected to a 4% Health Insurance Tax??
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter