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Another high profile Ugandan dies aboard a plane!
How many Ugandans will now stand up and mock Gen. #Sejusa? In 2013, 2014 and 2015 so many Ugandans made fun of this gentleman just like they mocked Hon. Mbabazi in 2014, 2015 and 2016. I do not know both these gentlemen but I read. I always paid attention to whatever they said whenever they talked.
May his soul not rest in peace until his death is avenged. The same goes for Gen. Aronda.
Doctors in South Africa are today expected to carry out a postmortem to establish the cause of death of Ambassador Najuna Njuneki, who collapsed and died aboard a plane yesterday.
“He got up from his seat, but before he could disembark, he collapsed and before they could take him to a health facility within the airport, he died,” Foreign Affairs minister Sam Kutesa told this newspaper by telephone from London.
Ambassador Njuneki was reportedly returning from a meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, with Ugandans living in Nordic countries. Vice President Edward Ssekandi attended the Diaspora gathering which, Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary James Mugume said, focused on investment.
As an Ambassador for Special Duties at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters in Kampala, Njuneki was in-charge the Diaspora community and coordinated the Ugandan aspect of the regional Northern Corridor Infrastructure projects.
“It is very unfortunate that he has died; it’s a sad thing. We don’t know the cause of death,” minister Kutesa said.
Preliminary reports suggest Ambassador Njuneki boarded the plane while seemingly in good health only to pass away upon landing in Johannesburg.
Uganda’s High Commission in Pretoria has taken charge of the body, according to Foreign Affairs ministry, and will handle it until it is flown back home on Wednesday.
“He was a hardworking person and it is a pity that we have lost him,” Ambassador Mugume said, adding: “A post-mortem will be done on Monday (today).”
Njuneki hailed from the western Mitooma District and his brother, Gerald Njuneki, in a facebook post said the ambassador was their first born and heir to the family of the late Geremu Njuneki.
“We need your prayers!” he noted.
Ambassador Njuneki becomes the second high-level Uganda government official to died abruptly on a plane, following the death almost a year ago of then Internal Affairs minister Aronda Nyakairima aboard an Emirates Airline plane while returning from South Korea.