Elly Tumwine to retire from Politics and dedicate his life to serving God

NRA Hero Gen Elly Tumwine  on Monday commemorated 40 years since he escaped death during the Kabamba barracks attack.

It’s alleged that during 1981 November 1st Elly Tumwine was shot in the face by one of government force’s soldier.

He lost the right eye and was hospitalized secretly at Mengo and Mulago hospital without the government official knowing

Tumwine expressed gratitude to God during his commemoration speech on Monday. He said he was grateful for being alive and also not losing his sight.

“When I emerged from surgery the doctors told me I was very lucky because eyes are usually sympathetic to each other in that such an injury to one eye could have left the other blinded as well,” he said.

“I call this (November 1st) my day, because it’s a day I recognize God’s hand and his mighty providence to say that ‘I still want you here.’ My survival was proof that I still have some work to do here.”

As such, the Gen said he had decided to commit his life in retirement to serving God.

“As the Bible says if we were thankful enough to God, we would accept the cup of his salvation. I am here, and I am promising that the greatest job that I am left with is to preach the gospel,” Tumwiine told a handful of family members and friends who attended the celebration.

The event was graced by different dignitaries including the former Prime Minister of Uganda Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Government officials , Minister Mary Karooro and Prominent business men

Ruhakana Rugunda speaking at the event
Speaking at the event, Dr Rugunda praised Gen Tumwiine for being an “exemplary person, a family man and for raising a broad family that includes not just his biological children but also ideological children, compatriots and friends.”

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