Bob Astles is dead! The LondonEvening Post


The London Evening Post regrets to announce the death of one of our most revered columnists. Robert Asketill, the man famously known to many as ‘Bob Astles’ and to his friends as ‘Bob’ and the man who founded the Uganda Aviation Services, the first airline to employ Ugandans which was renamed ‘Uganda Airlines’ by Idi Amin, has died.

He was responsible for my father’s murder and should have had the guts to admit the part he played in the death of so many innocent people. He even had to conceal his own death for fear of recrimination. He took his ugly secrets to his grave. He tried to fool many in his latter years but he can not fool those who know his true nature. He destroyed my family and many others, only the universe can grant forgiveness to those who commit such atrocities.

It is ridiculous to write a ‘revered columnists. Robert Asketill, the man famously known to many as ‘Bob Astles’…. as though he was actually called Robert Asketill and that he was only famed as ‘Bob Astles’. His name was Bob Astles, and the assumed name of Robert Asketill clear concealed the true identity of a man with blood on his hands. How ever much he did to help people in his latter years he still had to conceal his death and burial for fear of recrimination knowing his own guilt, and the part he played in the murder of my father only one of many innocent people to die at his hands.

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1 Comment

  1. Hello Cherie Scanlon

    As you know following the brief correspondence that I had with you, I am interested in gathering any factual information about the disappearance of your father. I have even questioned some former State Research Bureau agents on this matter, people that I met here in Kampala. In this post you say in regards to Bob Astles that “he was responsible for my father’s death.”
    What would be the facts in your possession as to
    – your father having died, and
    – Bob Astles being responsible for his death.
    Your response could go a long way in establishing what really happened to Mr. Robert Scanlon.

    Thank You!


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