Gen. Nanyumba Laid To Rest

Several top officers in the arrmy yesterday attended the burial of the former Chief of Staff in the NRA which, buy more about later metarmophosed into UPDF, this web at his home in Namusisi, website like this Iganga district.

Nanyumba passed away at Mulago Referral hospital-Kampala on Tuesday morning.

Nanyumba was Uganda’s envoy to Rwanda. However, he was relegated to ‘katebe’ shortly after a bloody confrontation between UPDF and Rwanda Patriotic Army in Kisangani, Congo in 1999.

A highly trained telecommunication engineer in Europe, Nanyumba skillffully crossed to the NRA after Museveni had captured power in 1986. He had been Museveni’s contact in UNLF during 1979 to 1980 under the Save Uganda Movement.

On February 1, 2005, President Yoweri Museveni promoted him to rank of Maj. General before retiring him. At a colourful held at General Army headquarters Bombo, Nanyumba was retired and sent of with a package.

Col. Felix Kulayigye officiated at the function in which army officers described Nanyumba as a gentleman, hardworking and dedicated officer.


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