Among, Tayebwa, Tumwebaze mourn Gen Elly Tumwine
Speaker of Parliament Anita Among, her deputy, Thomas Tayebwa, and Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Frank Tumwebaze joined other Ugandans to join the passing of former security minister Gen Elly Tumwine.
"My sincere Condolences to the family of [Gen Tumwine, to the [UPDF] & to [Parliament] where he served for quite a long time. I pray that the almighty God gives his wife & children comfort in this most trying time of grief," Tumwebaze tweeted Thursday morning. "May [you] rest well great Patriot!"
Among tweeted: "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 [President Yoweri Museveni], his family, the UPDF family and fellow Citizens. May his soul RIP!"
Tayebwa tweeted: "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 [Yoweri Museveni], the family of Gen Tumwine, the UPDF/NRA fraternity & all those whose lives he touched. Heaven has received a battle-hardened soldier. RIP!"
Tumwine, who was 68 years old, had been undergoing treatment, according to relatives until he was airlifted to Nairobi to undergo cancer treatment. He was announced dead Thursday morning
A teacher by profession, Tumwine joined the military in 1978. He was recruited into FRONASA led by Yoweri Museveni to fight the Idi Amin regime and in 1981 he was among the first people that went to the bush under the National Resistance Army.
Over the years, he has served the army in different capacities, including representing it in parliament, served as a minister, and presidential adviser.
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