SPECIAL REPORT: 42 years after clock tower execution

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Added 9th September 2019 08:20 PM

Seven months after February 1977 killing of the Anglican Archbishop and the former Police Inspector General, Uganda's military government did what appeared to be the final mop-up of any voices and faces that disapproved its ways. On the afternoon of September 9, 1977, 12 men were marched to Kampala's landmark Clock Tower where they were blindfolded, and tied to trees. Religious leaders were brought to prepare them for their final journey. After the solemn religious rituals, it was the medical doctor's turn; to locate and put a mark where the hear of each man was located to provide the hooded marksmen with the bull's eyes for aiming.