DEAD: Ambassador Joshua Wanume kibedi

Joshua Wanume Kibedi, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs in Iddi Amin’s regime between 1971 and 1973 is dead. Kibedi was a brother to Maryamu Amin, one of the former dictator Amin’s many wives.

According to the deceased’d cousin, Second Deputy Prime Minister Al Hajji Kirunda Kivejinja, arrangements are underway to return the body of Mr Kibedi who died at the St Thomas hospital in London yesterday.

A long time diplomat, Mr Kibedi, a lawyer, served at various Uganda missions abroad including at the United Nations.

Lately, he also served as the Chairman of the Immigration and Citizenship Board.