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    Reports from Uganda this week say the country's Chief Justice, Mr. Benedicto Kiwanuka, has been?

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    Reports from Uganda this week say the country's Chief Justice, Mr. Benedicto Kiwanuka, has been taken form his home in Kampala at gunpoint - and is now believed to be under arrest.

    Mr. Kiwanuka was believed to be the subject of an attack boy President Amin in which the President accused "certain high level civil servants" of siding with Asians and causing trouble. Mr. Kiwanuka is also reported to have acted on his own initiative in releasing the British businessman, Mr. Donald Stewart and in ordering the Government of Uganda to pay the coats of the detention.

    Mr. Kiwanuka is a member of the Muganda tribe, and was a lawyer in private practice before becoming Uganda's first Prime minister in the self-governing period before independence.

    After independence Mr. Kiwanuka was defeated when Dr. Milton Obote's party came to power In 1969 Dr. Obote jailed Mr. Kiwanuka - but he was freed after the coup which brought President Amin to power. He became Chief Justice last year.

    A Ugandan Government spokesman has denied that Mr. Kiwanuka is under arrest.

    SYNOPSIS: Crowds at Entebbe Airport in July, 1961 gave a rousing welcome to a Ugandan leader now reported to be under arrest. He is Mr. Benedicto Kiwanuka, who was Uganda's first Prime Minister in the self-governing era, and was here returning to Uganda with news of Uganda's independence. Later after defeat at the polls, he was to be arrested by Dr. Obote's government, only to be released by General Amin's regime, and made Chief Justice.

    Mr Kiwanuka is believed to have run foul of President Amin within the last few weeks....and it is thought it was against him that the President directed a speech in which he referred to "certain high level civil servants" who were siding with Asian and causing trouble.

    Mr. Kiwanuka is also believed to have released the British businessman, Mr. Donald Stewart on his own initiative. At the same time he ordered the government of Uganda to pay the costs of the detention.

    A Uganda Government spokesman denies that Mr. Kiwanuka has bene arrested.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADON1DFN0O70V9Z4M02XNK4WQ1
    Media URN:
    VLVADON1DFN0O70V9Z4M02XNK4WQ1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
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