Former Security Minister General Elly Tumwine Tumwine has passed on this morning at Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya!
The body of Gen Elly Tumwine is expected to be received today at Entebbe Airport this afternoon.
Katumba Eulogises Gen. Tumwine
Cabinet Minsiter for Works and Transport ,Gen Katumba Wamala Eulogises his fallen Comrade The Late Gen Elly Tumwine
I have received the sad news of the passing of RO/00023 Gen. Elly Tumwine.
I send my sincere condolences to H.E @KagutaMuseveni, the family of Gen. Tumwine, the UPDF/NRA fraternity and all those whose lives he touched.
Here is Museveni’s Statement
Countrymen and Countrywomen, especially the NRM- NRA- UPDF fraternity.
With deep sorrow, I announce the death of General Elly Tumwiine which occurred at 5:46am this morning in Nairobi, from lung cancer.According to his widow, with whom I have just talked to on the telephone, Gen. Tumwiine was now 68 years old. 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 the 6th February 1981, at Kabamba, at the beginning of the 1981-1986 war of Resistance.Since that time, Gen. Tumwiine has been part of the leadership of the NRA- UPDF as well as serving the government in various capacities.
Those capacities included being Army- Commander, member of the High Command, Director-General of Intelligence, Minister of Security, etc.He has been a dedicated and hard-working cadre. More will be said about him later. Condolences to his family, to the NRA-UPDF- NRM fraternity and to all Ugandans.
May his soul rest in eternal peace.