From left to right – Grace Ibingira and behind him (partly hidden) is Balaki Kirya


The following are in the photograph:

From left to right – Grace Ibingira and behind him (partly hidden) is Balaki Kirya; the person smiling is Cuthbert Obwangor; then Dr E.B.S.Lumu (in white top); and Matthias Ngobi. All were ministers in the Obote I government in the early 1960s. Apart from Cuthbert Obwangor, all were arrested (together with George Magezi) in a cabinet meeting on 22 February 1966. Cuthbert Obwangor was arrested later in 1967. Matthias Ngobi and Dr Lumu are still alive today.


3 Comments so far. Leave a comment below.
  1. Livingstone Sempagla,

    Had Mutesa held his nerves and not dithered, Obote,s removal was a done deal. The army commander -Opolot was in the deal and had authorised troop movement for the purpose.
    The country would have been spared the pain and agony all these years.

  2. millu,

    Balaki Kirya was a great friend of my late Father and also our family. A very honest politician who had Uganda and development at heart. Unfortunately Obote’s politics saw Kirya imprisoned twice but he stood by his principles…never gave in to threats from Obote or Paulo Mwanga…

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