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Internal Affairs Minister Gen. Aronda Nyakairima passes on

Wednesday, 16th September 2015

Before his ministerial appointment in 2013, Aronda had served as Chief of Defense Forces from 2003 to 2013.

He had previously worked in different levels of intelligence in the Ugandan military, including intelligence officer on the Presidential Protection Unit.

President Museveni paid tribute to the fallen Internal Affairs Minister, describing his death as a "big loss" to the country.

The body of Gen. Aronda will arrive in Uganda on Wednesday at 1.00pm local time, aboard Emirates Airline.

The body will be taken to Parliament on Thursday at 9.00am local time.

Prayers will take place at Kololo grounds on Friday, starting 9.00am, according to a burial program.

The remains of Gen. Aronda will then be laid to rest on Saturday at Nyakjju in Rukungiri.