Gen. Nyakairima's Body Arrives Top story

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The body of the late Gen. Aronda Nyakairima has arrived in the country. It was received by government officials, army bosses and family at Entebbe Airport.

The body of Gen. Aronda Nyakairima, the late Minister for Internal Affairs has arrived in the country, aboard Fly Emirates.

The body has been in Dubai from Saturday morning after Nyakairima (56) died suddenly aboard an Emirates airlines flight from South Korea to the United Arab Emirates.

Nyakirima's body was received by grief stricken relatives, government officials and fellow army officials.

The Chief of Defense Forces, Gen. Katumba Wamala said the country has lost a good fighter. "We have lost a lion. He helped build us form scratch as an army and now we learn how to live without his guidance," Gen. Katumba said.

The remains of the fallen general have been transported to the city mortuary so that pathologists can carry out a post mortem.  The body will then be embalmed at Mulago Hospital before being laid before parliament on Thursday.