UPDF To Rebury Idi Amin's Chief Of Staff, Brig Charles Arube

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The body of Brigadier Charles Arube, the former Chief of Staff during former president Idi Amin’s regime who reportedly went missing is to be accorded a military re burial by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces.

The body of Brigadier Charles Arube, the former Chief of Staff during former President Idi Amin’s regime who reportedly went missing is to be accorded a military re-burial by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces.
 
A book, Uganda: A Modern History by Jan Jelmert Jorgensen lists Arube among the several people who reportedly disappeared during Amin’s regime.  The book also names Arube as the alleged leader of a 1974 planned coup against Amin’s government.
 
Ahmed Awongo, the Member of Parliament of Koboko where both Amin and Arube hailed from, has said the former Chief of Staff committed suicide after he attempted to lead a coup, which flopped. Awongo explains that several soldiers who together with Arube planned the coup were traced and killed for their part in the failed coup.
 
He however said Arube initially attempted to hide but opted to end his own life following to intense search by government to trace his whereabouts. He added that Arube was buried at a location in Jinja municipality in 1974 where his body has been lying since.
 
He said the need to rebury the former Chief of Staff in his ancestral home in Koboko emerged after Jinja municipality gave away the piece of land where the grave is located.
 
As a result, he said the body would be exhumed, transported to Koboko and accorded a decent burial due on February 6.
 
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Aronda Nyakairima, the army Chief of Defence Forces, confirmed the development saying the Uganda People’s Defence Forces would perform the burial according to military traditions. Aronda explained that it was appropriate to accord Arube a decent military burial for his contribution in attempting to overthrow a dictatorship.
 
He added that the reburial would be among other activities the army plans to mark Tarehe Sita, the day when the government commemorates ascending into power in 1986.
 
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