Gen Kayihura: Aronda Was Healthy

Gen Aronda's family residence in Buizga, Kampala

The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has revealed that departed Internal Affairs Minister Gen Aronda Nyakairima was “healthy” and that his death was a “total shock.”

Aronda, viagra dosage a reputable military strategist and former Chief of Defence Forces, ailment collapsed and died in Dubai while returning to Uganda from South Korea.

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda said government is yet to establish the cause of Aronda’s death, saying top medics were dispatched to Dubai to carry out a thorough postmortem.

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Speaking on the sidelines of a press conference at the Electoral Commission headquarters in Kampala on Saturday evening, Kayihura said Aronda’s death was “devastating.”

“We were with him in a meeting last week and he looked healthy,” said Kayihura.

He said Aronda was a “big loss to the country,” adding, “he served as army commander at a critical time in our history.”

Gen Aronda is credited for drawing and implementing military plans that led to the defeat of several rebel movements in the country including ADF and LRA.

Gen Kayihura recounted meeting Aronda “in the bush” during the NRA struggle and that the pair worked well during the deceased’s reign as army commander and later Minister of Internal Affairs.

The Police boss praised Aronda’s work ethics and courage, saying the latter’s determination to see a peaceful and prosperous Uganda was unshakeable.

Gen Kayihura joins other top army officers including Brigadier General Muhoozi Kainerugaba who have paid a special tribute to the former army chief.

Special Forces Commander, Brigadier Muhoozi , said he was “extremely saddened at the untimely passing of our long time commander and leader, General Aronda Nyakairima.”

UPDF NEC boss, Maj Gen James Mugira told ChimpReports on Saturday that the deceased was a “true patriot who sacrificed all his life for his motherland.”

The former military intelligence chief, who worked closely with Gen Aronda, said the departed former army chief was “selfless” and “unassuming.”

Gen Mugira said Gen Aronda “broke the back of LRA rebellion and contributed immensely to the prevailing peace in northern Uganda.”

Hundreds of Aronda’s relatives and friends have been flocking his residence in Buziga, Kampala to offer condolences to the bereaved family.

Gen Aronda’s body remains in Dubai.

Government said Aronda will receive a state funeral with prayers being held at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.

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