His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

President of the Republic of Uganda

Chairman of the National Resistance Movement

KAMPALA

The Family of Late General Aronda Nyakairima

RE: CONDOLENCE MESSAGE

The Council of Presidents, Board and Staff of the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) wish to convey their heartfelt sympathy to the family of the Late General Aronda Nyakairima, Minister of Internal Affairs. The death of General Aronda has robbed the family, the Church and, indeed, Uganda of a great Statesman.

General Aronda was a nationalist and a great Pan Africanist. He was an incorruptible gentleman who demonstrated a high level of integrity, and valued everyone’s contribution to nation-building. He exhibited very uncommon qualities in a country riddled with laziness, corruption and intrigue, and always worked over and above those hitches that have seemed to mar this country.

As IRCU, we worked with him very closely during the 2011 general elections to secure peace and non-violence in the country. We also worked with him to mobilize the entire country for the national ID exercise. In all these, we found him exceptionally humble and committed to his work.

We pray that God comforts his family, relatives, friends, and all those who knew him; as they mourn a husband, a father and hero. During this time of grief, we want to comfort his family with these verses: “A good reputation is better than an expensive perfume” (Ecclesiastes 7: 1); “In the same way, good deeds are plainly seen, and even those that are not so plain cannot be hidden.” (1 Timothy 5:25).

May the Almighty God rest his soul in eternal peace!

Joshua Kitakule

Secretary General

INTER-RELIGIOUS COUNCIL OF UGANDA

Cc: The Chairperson and Co-Chairpersons IRCU Council of Presidents

Cc: The Chairperson IRCU Board