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The casket containing Abiriga's remains wrapped in his party colours and national flag arrives at Parliament. Courtesy photo

Parliament Convenes Special Sitting to Honour Abiriga

The body will thereafter be take to Arua where he will be buried on Monday. President Museveni will attend the burial
posted onJune 10, 2018

By Kampala Post Reporter

PARLIAMENT. A special sitting to honour former Arua Municipality Member of Parliament Col (rtd) Ibrahim Abiriga is currently ongoing in Parliament.

It was a somber mood as parliamentarians received the remains of a man described by many as jolly, harmless and friendly.

First Lady Janet Museveni and Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda are also in attendance. Officials from the NRM secretatriat are also in the House to pay their respects to a man they have described as a loyal cadre.

Some of the members are dressed in yellow colours in honour of Abiriga who loved his party colours.

READ MORE: Abiriga Killers Will Pay With Their Blood - Museveni

After the sitting, Abiriga’s remains will be taken to Gaddafi Mosque for the Muslim community to pay their last respects. The body will thereafter be take to Arua where he will be buried on Monday. President Museveni will attend the burial.

MP Abiriga was killed by unknown assassins who are said to have been riding on a motorcycle that ambushed him while on his way back home on Friday evening. The legislator was killed together with his bodyguard, who is his biological brother.  

Meanwhile, President Museveni has assured Ugandans that his Government will defeat the senseless and cowardly acts of urban terrorism that has cost the country many lives just like the revolutionary forces have defeated other negative forces in the past, pacified the country and guaranteed border to boarder peace and security.

Mr Museveni said that although his government is opposed to the introduction of road blocks and other stringent security measures that would be an inconvenience to the public, government was to use intelligence both human and technological to ensure that this type of criminality is put to an end.

“They have taken advantage of the freedom we the freedom fighters brought to Uganda to terrorise innocent Ugandans but they will pay for their actions with their blood because their actions are a serious source of anger to us,” he said. 

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