PHOTOS: Idi Amin's 'Favourite' Widow, Lady Sarah Kyolaba, Dies At London's Royal Free Hospital Following Cancer Battle

Idi Amin's widow Sarah Kyolaba (pictured) was the last surviving wife of the former Ugandan leader before she died last week at London's Royal Free Hospital
Idi Amin's widow Sarah Kyolaba (pictured) was the last surviving wife of the former Ugandan leader before she died last week at London's Royal Free Hospital
According to Daily Mail:

Idi Amin's widow who lived a life of obscurity running a North London hair salon for 30 years after the dictator's exile has died following a battle with cancer. Sarah Kyolaba was the last surviving wife of the former Ugandan leader before she died last week at London's Royal Free Hospital, it has been reported.
The 59-year-old arrived in Britain more than three decades ago - having followed her husband into exile in Saudi Arabia - and later worked at a salon in Tottenham.
Sarah Kyolaba married the dictator after he spotted her performing at the age of 19. They are pictured on their wedding day in 1975
Sarah Kyolaba married the dictator after he spotted her performing at the age of 19. They are pictured on their wedding day in 1975
The pair were married in a lavish £2million ceremony in the country's capital Kampala. They are pictured here in 1978
The pair were married in a lavish £2million ceremony in the country's capital Kampala. They are pictured here in 1978
The 59-year-old arrived in Britain more than three decades ago - having followed her husband into exile in Saudi Arabia - and later worked at a salon in Tottenham
The 59-year-old arrived in Britain more than three decades ago - having followed her husband into exile in Saudi Arabia - and later worked at a salon in Tottenham
A one-time heavyweight boxing champion and soldier in the British colonial army, Amin seized power on January 25, 1971, overthrowing President Milton Obote while Obote was abroad. Human rights groups say hundreds of thousands of people were killed during Amin's 1971-1979 rule over Uganda.

He died from kidney failure in 2003. 

In an interview after his death, his widow, who worked as a lingerie model in Germany before moving to Britain with the third of her four children, said the dictator was a 'true African hero', the Independent reports. She is quoted as saying at the time: 'He was just a normal person, not a monster. He was a jolly person, very entertaining and kind.

'I learned a lot of things from him, not because I was married to him but as a growing woman… things like leadership, self-confidence and initiative.' The Independent reports that she described herself as the 'former First Lady of Uganda' on her Facebook page, which featured a picture of her sitting beside the dictator.


It is with great sadness we anounce the Death of Lady Sarah Kyolaba Idi Amin Dada this afternoon in London.
Posted by Lady Sarah Kyolaba Idi Amin on Thursday, June 11, 2015


In Loving Memory
Posted by Lady Sarah Kyolaba Idi Amin on Friday, June 12, 2015




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