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Thursday, August 25, 2022

CAUSE OF DEATH: President Museveni pays tribute to Gen Elly Tumwine after being confirmed dead

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that one of the heroes of the 1986 Luweero bush war that brought the current NRM government to power, Gen Elly Tumwine has died at the age of 68.

“I had taught him at Burunga Primary School in 1967, after our A-levels, as a student teacher, before going to University, later that year. He joined FRONASA with 9000 others in 1979, went to Monduli Military School in Tanzania and was the one who fired the first shot on February,6, 1981, at Kabamba, at the beginning of the 1981-1986 war of resistance,” Museveni said.

According to information, Tumwine was confirmed dead on Thursday morning from Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, where he was airlifted recently.

A few Ugandans have taken to social media to react to the death of Gen Elly Tumwine. According to information, Gen Elly Tumwine, dies of lung cancer.

“With deep sorrow, I announce the deep death, at 5:46am in Nairobi, of General Elly Tumwiine from lung cancer,” Museveni said in a statement released on Thursday morning.

Reactions from Ugandans:

Thomas: I have learnt with deep sorrow, the death of our gallant hero RO/00023 Gen Elly Tumwine. I send my sincere sympathies to H.E @KagutaMuseveni, the family of Gen Tumwine, the UPDF/NRA fraternity & all those whose lives he touched. Heaven has received a battle-hardened soldier. RIP!

Anita: Any news from Kenya’s Agha Khan Hospital? Is the musical-artist-soldier in the mortuary after postmortem? Shall I iron my black kitengi and start eulogizing @GenTumwine who boldly issued death threats to Ugandans? Has he fought out of death’s jaw? Is he still wrestling Walumbe?

Johnson: It is with great sadness that I received the news of the passing on of our elder , liberation Hero, Long-serving Legislator, and Former Security Minister Gen Elly Tumwine! My sympathies go to H.E @KagutaMuseveni , his family , the UPDF family and fellow Citizens.May his soul RIP!

Paul: Fare thee well, General Elly Tumwine.
General Tumwine has served in a number of positions, including representing the national army, UPDF in Parliament.

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