Government has released the autopsy report indicating that General Aronda Nyakairima died of acute heart failure. The report was released by Col. Shaban Bantariza on behalf of the Prime Minister Dr.Ruhakana Rugunda at Media Center Kampala.
According to the pathology report findings, the general had red eyes caused by reduced blood flow to the heart, congested brain due to failure of flow of blood to the heart, an enlarged heart and abnormal fat layer around the heart that suppressed the blood flow to the heart. The autopsy was conducted from Mulago hospital on the 16th of September by a competent team of pathologists led by Dr.Lawrence Byaruhanga. Other members on the team were Dr.Robert Rukande a pathologist from Makerere University College of health science, Dr. Andrew Mubiru senior government analyst, among others. Dr. Byaruhanga says they were unable to do the autopsy in Dubai because it required them to be registered in UAE and verification of their qualification which would take a long time.