Who is the father of the woman whose child murdered Saddam Hussein’s bodyguard, Kamel Hana Gegeo? – 2017

Who is the father of the woman whose child murdered Saddam Hussein’s bodyguard, Kamel Hana Gegeo?




Khairallah Talfah





Kamel Hana Gegeo (died 18 October 1988) was a personal bodyguard of the former president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, and served as his valet and food taster.

Gegeo, an Iraqi Christian of Assyrian ethnicity, is said to have introduced Saddam to his second wife, Samira Shahbandar, and arranged trysts between them. Saddam’s son Uday took this as an insult to his mother, Saddam’s first wife. In early 1988, Uday almost killed Kamel for “the sake of his mother’s honour”. Uday spared him in that encounter.

However, “on 18 October 1988 at a party thrown in honor of Suzanne Mubarak, the wife of President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Uday bludgeoned Gegeo with a club in front of guests, and by some accounts, finally shot him to death, possibly acting on orders from his mother.”




Uday’s murder of Gegeo diminished his standing in his father’s court: Saddam exiled him to Switzerland immediately following the killing. The incident also enhanced Uday’s international reputation for brutality. Mubarak later called him a “psychopath”.

Sajida Khairallah Talfah (Arabic: ساجدة خيرالله طلفاح‎‎) (born June 24, 1937), is the widow of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, and mother of two sons (Uday and Qusay) and three daughters (Raghad, Rana, and Hala). She is the oldest daughter of Khairallah Talfah. She was played by Shohreh Aghdashloo in the BBC adaptation House of Saddam in 2008, in which her character played a major role.

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