I Thought It Was an Accident – Museveni on Aronda’s Death

State House has confirmed Monday afternoon that the body of the deceased Internal Affairs Minister General Aronda Nyakarima will be arriving in the country on Wednesday.

The body of Aronda, side effects who passed over the weekend on a Dubai bound plane while on a foreign trip, prescription is being examined in UAE by a team of Ugandan medical experts.

The cause of the death at the moment remains a national mystery, viagra approved considering that the UPDF General was in good health according to people close to him.

“It has been confirmed, the body of Gen Aronda Nyakairima will touch down at 1pm aboard Emirates on Wednesday,” read a brief communiqué from State House.

According to a preliminary funeral program, Aronda’s body will be taken at the Kololo independence Grounds for public viewing and then it will be laid before parliament.

Like earlier reported, State House confirmed that the General will be laid to rest on Saturday 19th Sept at Nyakiju in Rukungiri District. The Service will start at 9am.

By Geoffrey Omara

Apac District NRM members have set a campaign task force which will spearhead the campaign for NRM presidential flag bearers in the forth coming election.


The task force which is chaired by the former Minister of Wildlife, information pills Tourism and Antiquities,  Jovino Akaki Ayumu is aimed at ensuring that Museveni wins with margins in the forth coming elections.

“We decided to form a small task force to ensure that the president wins the election with over 90% of the votes which will be cast in the coming election especially in Apac district, “said Akaki to reporters at Apac Bomah ground on Friday.

According to Akaki, the task force will work jointly to ensure that all the NRM flag bearers take all the positions in the district.

“We do not want what transpired in the previous elections to happen in the coming ones. We are ready to takes all the political positions in the district from the LC1 up to the President” he assured.

Akaki said the taskforce comprises of Emmanuel Opolo Peace who is the taskforce secretary and many other committee members, including David Ebong Abongo, former Maruzi county MP, Edddy Ococ the NRM Parliamentary candidate for Maruzi constituency and Betty Engola, the NRM parliamentary candidates for Apac woman MP among others.
President Yoweri said Monday afternoon that like everyone else he was startled by the news of the death of former Army commander General Aronda Nyakairima over the weekend.

The President on Saturday had just arrived in India when the shocking news reached him.

“My immediate thinking was that maybe it was an accident. I didn’t know he had any medical problem, discount ” said the president today while visiting the home of the deceased Internal Affairs Minister in Buziga.

Museveni said he knew that unlike some of the Bush war commanders, order General Aronda was disciplined and could not have died of HIV/AIDS.

“When we came from the bush, cost many died of AIDS but Aronda was disciplined; he survived, only to die on plane coming from South Korea.”

Medical experts examining the remains of Aronda are expected anytime to blow the lid on the exact cause of the General’s death, who was reported in a healthy condition by people close to him.

A distraught Museveni remarked that irrespective of the results of the autopsy, the General was not coming back. “It is very sad,” he said.

“Aronda together with few others helped us start afresh and rebuilt the country. It is a big loss. He has made his contribution especially with the ID Project. It was stuck but he moved it,” he said.

Museveni noted however that he was relieved that General Aronda had travelled with some of his staff members, who he said help reveal what exactly transpired.

“At first I thought he had traveled alone. I was relieved to learn he was with four or five people. It makes it easier to ask what went on.”

The President was accompanied by the First Lady Hon. Janet Museveni and First daughter Natasha Karugire. He said he will say more during the funeral.

Aronda’s body expected back in the country on Wednesday afternoon and will be laid to rest later on Saturday at his ancestral home in Rukungiri.


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