The casket containing the remains of Peter Nyombi being taken to his resting place.

Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister, Maj. Gen. Kahinda Otafiire has said opposition and other forces opting for dialogue are misdirected as the current political arrangement doesn’t allow negotiation because the country chose multiparty system.

Gen. Otafiire made the remarks on Thursday last week in Nakasongola town council during the burial of former Attorney General, Peter Nyombi.

“You know these youth when they hear that people exchange ideas in parliament, they think exchanging of ideas id exchanging of fists, I hear people talk about dialogue, why dialogue when we went to multiparty system. If you want dialogue, let us go back to movement system.
We went multiparty and that entails that we individually as parties sell our ideals and Ugandans choose from the market place. And being multiparty with others being in opposition doesn’t mean that those in opposition are enemy of government and that is why they are referred as alternative government in waiting”.

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Otafiire who worked with the late Nyombi in the same ministry said Nyombi was harshly judged by a section of the public without necessarily having known the real Nyombi
“I worked with Peter Nyombi although one of his friends told me that I would find him difficult but I found out that he was a nice man to work with. He would go around his work even when newspapers would sometimes write bad things about him. They would talk bad things about him but what they would say about him isn’t what I observed” Otafiire observed of the former Attorney General.

Otafiire added “He frank, he was honest. He was a nice man, courageous and indeed he didn’t care about this world”.
The Vice Chancellor of Uganda Christian University who doubles as late Nyombi’s young brother described the departed AG as family man who brought the Kajja’s family together. While Ambassador Henry Mayega, another brother and Uganda’s Deputy Head of mission in China praised him brother for being a firm believer even in his last moments when he was hit by heart attack.

“We bid farewell to the gallant son of Uganda and our elder. We thank God for the time he gave him to us and the time we have sent with him. He was indeed a courageous man despite the pain he went through when he was hit by heart attack”.
Ms Julian Nyombi, the wife to the late, described her late husband as loving and caring man who provided for everything.

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