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Internal Affairs Minister Hon. Aronda Nyakairima dies at 56

The late Minister of Internal Affairs, Gen. Aronda Nyakairima pictured during the site handover ceremony of the JLOS House Project on September 23 2013. (PHOTO: Edgar Kuhimbisa/JLOS) The late Minister of Internal Affairs, Gen. Aronda Nyakairima pictured during the site handover ceremony of the JLOS House Project on September 23 2013. (PHOTO: Edgar Kuhimbisa/JLOS)

 

The Minister of Internal Affairs, Gen. Aronda Nyakairima is dead.  The news of his demise was announcement by the Ministry of Internal Affairs via twitter on Saturday morning: “We regret to announce the death of Gen. Aronda Nyakairima who has been the Minister – Internal Affairs. Details to follow”. According to Ofwono Opondo, the Executive Director of the Uganda Media Centre, Hon. Nyakairima died of a hear attack in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates while in transit to South Korea on official state duties.

Gen. Nyakairima at the time of his death was at the forefront of the National ID programme (National Security Information System) and was a member of the Justice, Law and Order Sector Leadership Committee. He served in the Cabinet of Uganda as Minister of Internal Affairs since 2013. Previously he was Chief of Defense Forces, the highest military rank in the Uganda People's Defense Force, from 2003 to 2013.

 

By Edgar Kuhimbisa | Published: September 12, 2015