Kampala-Government has this evening come out to nip the outrageous conspiracy theorist on social media who have been speculating on the cause of death of Internal Affairs Minister saying such individuals are alarmist who should be ignored.
Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda held a special meeting today Tuesday Sept 15, 2015 to pay tribute to Gen. Aronda Nyakairima who passed on while in transit in South Korea on Sept 12, and to receive a brief from the task force led by Defence Minister Crispus Kiyonga on the arrangements so far made for burial.
“However, cabinet noted that some elements of society including some senior leaders in the country were using the tragic passing on of Gen. Aronda to spread falsehoods, negative and sectarian sentiments aimed at inciting and dividing the people of Uganda. Cabinet strongly condemned such acts.”
Cabinet also received a report from Dr.Kiyonga’s task force where Dr.Kiyonga informed cabinet that government upon receiving news of Gen. Aronda’s passing on, on that very Saturday 12, a team of doctors led by Chief of Medical Services in the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) Dr. James Makumbi together with two family members namely Mr Henry Ngabirano and Ms Jolly Ngabirano to Dubai, United Arab Emirates to work with authorities there to conduct investigations and to repatriate the body.
Cabinet also acknowledged and saluted the significant contribution the late Gen. Aronda Nyakairima made to the country’s stability and unity of the people of Uganda.
Government also postponed the burial of date from Saturday Sept.19 to Sunday Sept 20.
Wednesday Sept 16, arrival of the body.
Thursday Sept 17, body lies in state in Parliament for MPs to pay tribute.
Friday Sept 17, funeral service at Kololo ceremonial grounds
Sunday Sept 20, burial in Rukungiri