MP Abiriga shot dead

By Vision Reporter

Abiriga was killed together with his body guard by two men on a motorcycle.

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KAWANDA - Arua Municipality Member of Parliament, Ibrahim Abiriga was on Friday evening shot dead as he approached his home. 
Abiriga was killed together with his bodyguard by two men moving on a motorcycle, as he was approaching the gate to his home in Kawanda.

Abiriga was into his first term as a Member of Parliament having been elected in the 2016 general elections.

In the House, he was one of the staunchest proponents of the of the move to amend the Constitution so as to have the 75-year upper age limit for the president removed.

Before that, Abiriga served in the army of then-Ugandan President Idi Amin Dada before a stint in the National Resistance Army and finally in the UPDF where he held the rank of Colonel.

Before joining elective politics, Abiriga served as RDC for Arua for 12 years following his appointment by President Yoweri Museveni in 2001.

He was then moved to Yumbe in a similar role before he resigned to run for the Arua Municipality seat.  

At the scene of crime. Residents gather around Abiriga's car after the shooting. (Courtesy photo)

 President Museveni's reaction to Abiriga's death.