Tanzanian General Who Ousted Idi Amin Cerebrates100 Years

Butiama Retired Tanzania People’s Defence Forces General David Musuguri today reached a rare feat as he became one of the few centurios in Tanzania with a ceremony held at this ancestral home in Butiama.

Even with frail health due to a battle with diabets the former Chief of Defence Forces still has command of reason and sense of humour at 100 years of age.

Surprisingly his elder sister Wambura Mukune who is above 100 is still alive and she jokes about the General being just ‘another little boy’.

Born in Butiama on January 4, 1920, Musuguri aka General Mutukula the man who is credited with the flushing out of dictator Idi Amin from Kagera and later Uganda as the commander of the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces looks back at that war with nostaligia.


On many occasions, just like at his birthday celebrations on January 4th 2021, he always insists that his ambition was to capture Idi Amin with his own bare hands.

The two had met in kenya where they both served in the King African Riffles, a British colonial Army in East Africa.

General David Musuguru

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