olitaJoseph Olita, the man who played the role of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the movie ‘Rise and Fall of Idi Amin’ is dead.

Olita succumbed to high blood pressure yesterday at his home in Siaya County. According to reports, the famed actor died at 11 am at his home in Pap Oriang village, in Siaya district.

According to relatives, Olita developed high blood pressure on Sunday night, which worsened on Monday morning.

His death comes barely a week after he lost his mother.

Among the first to send condolences were Gitobu Imanyara and Mzazi Willy M Tuva.


Condolences to the family from us here, and may God rest his soul in eternal peace.