The late Minister of Internal Affairs Hon Gen Aronda Nyakairima’s remains have arrived back home from Dubai where he died during a transit from South Korea. The general who died at the age of 56 has been Uganda’s longest serving army commander. He will be laid to rest on Sunday 20th September 2015 at Nyakiju in Rukungiri district.
UPDF Generals carry the casket containing the remains of General Aronda Nyakairima at Entebbe International airport
The burial Service will start at 9am. The former army commander was scheduled to be buried on Saturday but was pushed to Sunday on orders of President Yoweri Museveni who will be the chief mourner. His body touched down at Entebbe Airport at 2pm aboard Emirates Airline today. He will lie in state at Parliament before he is taken to Kololo Ceremonial Grounds for public viewing. [adrotate banner=”3″]
The cause of the general’s death is still being investigated. The longest serving army commander left behind two children and a widow. President Kaguta Museveni paid a visit to the deceased’s family at Buziga on Monday and described his death as a big loss to the nation. He has made his contribution. It was an untimely death at 56 years. “Aronda survived AIDS and him with few others helped us start afresh and rebuilt the army and the nation. He died on plane coming from South Korea. We are busy finding cause of problem, but that will not bring him back. When we came from the bush, many died of AIDS, Aronda was disciplined, and he survived. My immediate thinking was… maybe it was an accident. I didn’t know he had any medical problem,”M7 said.