Cranes Trio Set for Disciplinary Actions For Absconding Duty


A few days after President Yoweri Museveni accused Seoul of denying medical treatment to a sickly Internal Affairs Minister Gen Aronda Nyakairima, sale a foundation that hosted the Minister has come out to deny the allegations.

Minister Nyakairima passed away on Saturday September 12, this web mid-flight while returning from the South Korean capital from a weeklong trip to discuss ways to introduce South Korea’s resident registration system to Uganda.

Pathologists at Mulago Hospital who examined his body concluded that the former army commander died of heart disease, price which his family denied knowledge of.

President Museveni during the national prayers for the deceased in Kampala, said he collected from the people who travelled with General Aronda that he complained of stomachache but was denied medical attention because he lacked Korea health insurance.

A visibly dismayed Museveni termed as “nonsense” the fact that the Korea government had no emergency arrangements for visitors who has no such insurance.

However, The Korean Foundation [KF] which hosted Minister Aronda, has Monday morning come out to dispel as untrue the reports that Aronda was denied treatment.

The Korea Foundation is the country’s Foreign Ministry-affiliated organization specializing in public diplomacy.

Korean Media today quoted a KF official as saying that on the contrary, their staff insisted that they take Minister Aronda to the hospital but he declined taking the treatment saying that he was ‘just exhausted’

The official apparently told the Korean Herald that General Aronda indeed complained of a stomachache during his stay but did not want to be treated in a Hospital.

Other publications claim that Aronda convinced KF officials that he was merely exhausted from the long flight.

The official is quoted as saying that they provided for both Minister Aronda’s flight and accommodation and could not have possibly declined helping him when he asked for medical assistance.

Local media has also revealed that The Korean Embassy in Uganda has tasked the Korea Foundation to explain exactly what happened.

During his stay, Nyakairima met Government Administration and Home Affairs Minister Chong Jong-sup and discussed whether Korea’s resident registration system could be introduced in Uganda.

He was laid to rest yesterday Sunday at his ancestral home in Rukungiri.
Azam Uganda Premier League Club Vipers SC summoned five players to the team’s disciplinary committee for absconding club training with no permission.

Among them are Farouk Miya, site Shafik Bakaki and John Semazi all of who featured in the Uganda Cranes 6-0 triumph over Kitara select XI in Masindi over the weekend.

“Vipers is a club build on principles of discipline. We want to give them a chance to explain themselves. What they did is unacceptable and sets a bad precedence within the club, ” Vipers secretary Haruna Kyobe said.

Cranes coach Micho had earlier on called seven players from Vipers, but the club hesitated to release them due to the upcoming top of the table clash against KCCA Fc.

It is believed that the three went against the employers decision. Goal keepers Isma Watenga and James Alitho together with Keziron Kizito are the others who were summoned but opted to do club duty.

Siraje Sentamu and Sadam Juma will also face disciplinary actions for participating in an unsanctioned match while on medical leave.


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