Abiriga Could Have Been Killed By NRM Enemies- Government Chief Whip

Killed by unknown people on Saturday.

With Police detailed investigations on the killing yet to be released and no arrest made so far in connection to the Friday evening brutal murder of the Arua Municipality MP, Col. Ibrahim Abiriga, the government chief whip has blamed opposition.

Speaking live on Uganda Broadcasting Cooperation (UBC TV) from Kukumiro district at the close of Heroes Day celebration, Ruth Nankabirwa said NRM enemies who’re in opposition could be Abiriga’s killers.

Accused NRM enemies. Ruth Nankabirwa.

“Those against NRM could have been his killers. Those against him in opposition could be his killers,” Nankabirwa added.

She further announced that the body of the fallen ‘yellow man’ will be brought to Parliament on Sunday for special tribute ahead of burial on Monday in Arua.

Minister of State for Lands, Persis Namuganza also at the same function, said enemies of NRM party who are threatening its members with brutal killings won’t cause any weakness in the party.

“NRM party is still strong and we are not going to be intimidated by such killing. Those who think they will kill NRM supporters won’t make us weak,” Namuganza said.

Abiriga, 62, the former Arua Municipality MP was gunned down on Friday together with his bodyguard Said Kongo, 48, from Kirinnyabigo, Kawanda in Wakiso district.

It’s worth noting that after his killing, few hours on Saturday evening, Uganda’s opposition leaders and legislators spoke positively about fallen Abiriga.

Among those who eulogized Abiriga included FDC former president Kizza Besigye, Democratic Party leader, Norbert Mao, Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Winnie Kizza, among others.

Police statement

On Friday morning, Police Spokesperson SSP Emilian Kayima said police and other sister security agencies were on ground to hunt those heartless criminals with aim of bringing them to account for the crimes they have committed.

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Police statement as investigation continues







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