The 56-year-old general was in transit in Dubai (UAE) from South Korea on his way back to Uganda. He reportedly complained of stomach pain before he collapsed at night.
Ugandan government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo confirmed through his twitter account “Gen Aronda has died of heart attack while on transit in Dubai from South Korea”
Brief about Gen. Aronda Nyakairima
General Aronda Nyakairima (born 7 July 1959) was a Ugandan army officer who 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.
He attended Kitgum High School in Kitgum District.
He joined Makerere University in 1978, graduating in 1981, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in political science.
He attended the Basic Officers Course in 1989, after the NRA had captured power in Kampala, Uganda's capital city.
He later attended a course in Strategic Studies at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, USA. He also has further military qualifications from the Egyptian Military Academy in Cairo.
General Aronda Nyakairima was married. He did not drink or smoke. He was fluent in multiple languages including Luganda, English, Luo, Runyakitara, and Swahili. He suffered a cardiac arrest while in transit to Dubai from South Korea. He was later confirmed dead at the age of 56 years on 12 September 2015. He died today the 12/09/2015 as he was still serving AS THE INTERNAL AFFAIRS IN MUSEVENI REGIME.