We, the Idi Amin family would like to announce the passing of our beloved mother Hajjati Fatina Gawita Amin but (photo attached). Widow of the late Ramathan Amin (my father's elder brother). She passed away yesterday afternoon from heart failure. A devout Muslima, she has been a pillar of happiness and guidance to all the children in the family through the best and worst of times, from her wedding to Mzee Ramadhan Amin in the 1970's, to the tough refugee life in exile in Congo, and our return home in the 90's, to this day. She has been with us through all. I ask Ariye, Sauda, Madina, Nichi, Toto and Idi to remain strong at this difficult time of loosing a mother. I know your own children will miss their Grandma. We all feel that loss. My thoughts also to the inlaws, her own brothers, sisters and relatives all the way from Mbarara, Kigali, Burundi, Nairobi and around the world. And while as a family we will always remember the fantastic meals she made on Eid celebrations and family gatherings. We will all mostly miss the bright spirit that was always around her, and which made her much beloved by the whole family. She gave the name that my daughter has today, and she has been a source of inspiration and wisdom to many men, women and children from her community in the Kawempe suburb on the outskirts of Kampala.
We pray that Allah Almighty rest her soul in eternal peace and accord her the best place in heaven.
Inalillahi wa inalillahi rajioun. God giveth the temporay life that each person enjoys, and to Him every human being will return when their turn and time comes.
Thank You Mama Ariye for everything, especially for being there for us.