Outspoken Ugandan senior soldier, Brig. Kasirye Gwanga, says Gen Aronda Nyakairima, their former army commander, was murdered.
Gwanga made the revelations in an interview aired during NBS TV’s 7:00 p.m. English news bulletin on Sunday September 13, 2015.
Gwanga who cried during the interview said himself and other army officers are currently planning to fight back and avenge their comrade’s death.
Gwanga was a close friend to the minister of Internal Affairs who died in transit at Dubai airport on Saturday while returning from South Korea where he had gone on issues concerning the national identity card project.
The brigadier told NBS TV how Aronda had received a threatening phone call for trying to reject some issues concerning the national identity card register at the ministry.
Gwanga said his friend’s murder resulted from controversies surrounding that register.
The presidential adviser on security matters in Buganda never named who killed Aronda or how exactly he was killed.
Government spokesman, Ofwono Opondo, said preliminary reports indicated that Aronda had a cardiac arrest.
However, Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda, said they were unaware of the cause.
Government then dispatched a team of pathologists to do a postmortem and find out the real cause of the minister’s death.
Other conspiracy theories link Aronda’s death to the “Muhoozi project” alleged by Gen David Sejusa back in 2013.
However, the ministry of internal Affairs warned against such conspiracies saying they were investigating the cause of the late’s death.
President Museveni will today visit the home of Gen Aronda to commiserate with the family.