• Short Summary

    A former house servant of President Idi Amin has claimed that the Ugandan leader kept severed heads of his victims and human organs in a refrigerator at his home.

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    1.
    SCU: Mr. Moses Aloga seated being interviewed by reporter
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    REPORTER: "You worked for Idi Amin in Kampala for how long?"



    ALOGA: "Four years."



    REPORTER: "Your were doing what?"



    ALOGA: "I was working as a servant. For his, well office or residence. The Old Command Post, the New Command Post."



    REPORTER: "And this put you in charge of the room where he kept his drinks in a refrigerator?"



    ALOGA: "Yes, yes. I was in charge of that."



    REPORTER: "He kept something else in the fridge?"



    ALOGA: "Yes, he started it because he have got, you see, very big size fridge where he keeps human organs."



    REPORTER: "What king of human organs?"



    ALOGA: "Just you'll find some head for the people who've been killed because if you're killed there, if he wants you he can get it. That I need your head for him. Then they bring the head he put in the fridge and keep it for time."



    REPORTER: "Moses, when Sarah opened the fridge, she saw something very horrifying. What was her reaction to this?"



    ALOGA: She pressed me to open that fridge. When I opened, in it she see the head of her husband, I know, which was very bad to her. It was very....(INDISTINCT) she fell down. I tried to push her out, when I fell...(INDISTINCT)."



    REPORTER: "How many heads did you see over the years you worked?"



    ALOGA: "No, I can't say because sometimes he kept five there, sometimes six. And stay there for anytime he wants, you know. Because unfortunately his girl-friend found the head that was there. The girl was going with other men."




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    Background: A former house servant of President Idi Amin has claimed that the Ugandan leader kept severed heads of his victims and human organs in a refrigerator at his home. Thirty-four-year-old Moses Aloga said that in one incident, the President's wife, Sarah, discovered the head of her former lover in the refrigerator. Mr. Aloga told the story after fleeing from Uganda to Nairobi in Kenya. He said that on August 25 Mrs Amin visited one of the President's residences - the Old Command Post in the capital of Kampala - and persuaded him to let her look into one of the refrigerators. In it, she found two heads. One belonged to her former lover Jesse Gitta and the other to a girl called Ruth Kobusinge with whom, said Mr. Aloga, the President was suspected of having an affair. Mrs. Amin fainted and fell down. As she lay on the floor, President Amin walked in with his bodyguard and other aides. Mr. Aloga said that he was very frightened and ran out of the back door and hid with some friends in the town. Later, he arranged with a lorry driver to take him and his wife to the Kenya border. In Nairobi, he told his story to a reporter.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA72S8YVHV58G8JGUHKFSUNGQOR
    Media URN:
    VLVA72S8YVHV58G8JGUHKFSUNGQOR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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