Uganda: death of former security minister in Kenya

Uganda: death of former security minister in Kenya

Uganda’s former security minister, General Elly Tumwine, died in Kenya’s neighboring capital, Nairobi, two weeks after being flown there for treatment.

General Tumwiine, 68, died after a long illness, local media reported.

He was one of the founder members of the National Resistance Army (NRA), which fought a five-year war that brought President Yoweri Museveni to power.

It is believed that Gen Tumwiine fired the first shot as the then rebel group attacked a military barracks and launched its uprising in central Uganda.

Several political figures like President Yoweri Museveni, Opposition leader Bobi Wine and UPDF Land Forces Commander, Lt-Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba paid tribute to the deceased and offered their condolences to his family.

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