Army To Send Pathologists To Do Aronda Post-Mortem

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The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces will send a team of pathologists to Dubai to do a post-mortem report on the death of General Aronda Nyakairima, the army spokesperson has said.

The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces will send a team of pathologists to Dubai to carryout a post-mortem on the death of General Aronda Nyakairima, the army spokesperson has said.
 
Aronda, who died this morning aboard an Emirates flight heading into Dubai from South Korea , has been the minister for internal affairs.

His body, according to the ministry of Internal affairs is currently at the Dubai hospital undergoing a post-mortem.
 
Army spokesperson Paddy Ankunda told URN in a phone interview that the army had resolved to send a team of pathologists to carry out an independent post mortem on the body of General Aronda Nyakairima.

The team of pathologists is to be led by former Minister, Dr. James Makumbi. Others on the team were yet to be named by the time of updating this story.
 
The cause of death has not yet been established and a statement released by the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, says that the government has constituted a team led by the Defence Minister Dr Chrispus Kiyonga to handle all matters relating to the tragic death.
 
The statement describes Aronda as a dedicated servant of the people of Uganda and that it was with great sadness that the news of his death was received. Rugunda describes the death a "tragic and huge loss to the country".
 
Aronda Nyakairima served as the Chief of Defence Forces for 10 years,  overseeing the defeat of the Lord's Resistance Army and the Allied Democratic Front Rebels.
 
Condolence messages have slowly been streaming in from different dignitaries over the death of the former army chief. 
The US ambassador to Uganda Scott De Lisi mourned Aronda saying he was a dedicated serviceman,  whom he shared many meals and cups of coffee with.
He adds that despite having different perspectives, Aronda remained a leader with shared values.
 
The Chief Of Defence Forces,  General Katumba Wamala said the army would take over the burial arrangements of the fallen general.        

 

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Raymond Mujuni
Raymond Mujuni is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Mujuni has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Presently a Law student at Makerere University, Kampala, Mujuni started out as a freelancer for URN in 2012.

Mujuni is an investigative journalist, especially interested in Security, Science and Technology. An avid sports fan, Mujuni volunteers with the charity organisation 40 Days/40 Smiles.