Speaker Rebecca Kadaga this afternoon opened a special session of parliament to pay tribute to the late Internal Affairs minister, Gen Aronda Nyakairima.
Among those present in parliament is Gen David Sejusa who in his “Muhoozi project” report, warned Aronda of a possible assassination.
In his document, Sejusa alleged the same plot encompassed then Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, and other high ranking government officials who were opposed to a project in which President Museveni was reportedly grooming his son, Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba, to succeed him.
While chairing the special plenary paying tribute to Aronda, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga took off time to recognise the former coordinator of intelligence services.
Kadaga said she personally met Gen Aronda for the first time in 1986,in the corridors of Parliament and that he had a huge Afro [hair] then.
After laying of wreaths on Gen Aronda’s casket, Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, moved the motion to pay tribute to the late.
Rugunda hailed the late General Aronda for championing the national ID project.
“According to the postmortem report, our colleague died of a heart attack,” Rugunda told parliament.
The Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Hon Wafula Oguttu, said he first met Gen Aronda in 1986 when he was still a young journalist.
“We shouldn’t be mourning the death of General Aronda, we should be celebrating,” Oguttu said.