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.
PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has appealed to the people of West Nile to maintain peace and unity in the region, saying their support has led to a growing healthy population and enabled government to implement development programs.
“I am glad that NRM is able to maintain peace supported by you people. The population of Uganda has gone up. I urge you to support and maintain this peace,” he said.
The President, who is on a four-day working visit to promote the wealth creation campaign in the West Nile region and Northern Uganda, was on Tuesday addressing a mammoth rally at Celecele West Village Grounds in Moyo Municipality.
Museveni said while government has ensured that there is development, including developed road infrastructure, electricity, piped water, schools and health centers, development does not belong to an individual.
On Monday, most primary teachers up-country had ignored the ongoing industrial action over Government’s resolution to stay payment of the 10% raise on their salary by a year.
Just a day gone by, all that has changed; record numbers of upcountry teachers have now joined their colleagues in Kampala to lay down their tools, until their umbrella body, the Uganda National Teachers’ Union (UNATU) and Government reach a deal.
This has given rise to paralysis in most schools across the country. Children turned-up in class, but resorted to playing games and singing rhymes- as teachers shunned classrooms, notwithstanding pleas by administrators for them to teach.
In many a school, teachers reported promptly, signed in the attendance book and; either lazed around in the staffroom, or returned home. Occasionally, pupils followed suit and returned home.
THE West Nile regional prevention officer at Aids Information Centre, Alfred Okuonzi, reveals that sexually active people have resorted to moving with their HIV test cards to lure their partners into unprotected sex hence increasing the infection rates in the region.
The 2011 HIV/Aids survey report indicates that the prevalence rate in the West Nile region currently stands at 4.9 percent.
The National HIV/Aids average of the prevalence rate is at 7.3 percent.
Okuonzi was speaking at a stake holder’s consultative meeting in preparation for the candle light Memorial Day observance 2015.
He has appealed to service providers to intensify the awareness campaign to the public by informing them that the cards expire as one indulges in risky sexual behaviors.