Cold-Blooded Assassination of Ugandan Legislator, Hon. Ibrahim Abiriga Sparks Outrage

Africa, Breaking

Member of Parliament for Arua Municipality Hon. Ibrahim Abiriga is dead. The MP was this evening shot dead alongside his bodyguard.

The late Hon. Ibrahim Abiriga

The two were shot near Ernogen petrol station in Kawanda as they approached the legislator’s home.

According to witness reports, two assailants on boda boda carried out the heinous crime at around 1900hrs local time, before speeding away.

Ugandans, including president Yoweri Museveni, took to social media to decry the shooting. Museveni promised Ugandans his administration has launched a manhunt of the killers and will soon bring them to justice.

Even those who did support his political ideologies expressed shock and displeasure over the legislator’s heinous killing.

Hon. Abiriga was a member of National Resistance Movement and he was among vocal legislators behind scrapping of the presidential age limit from the Ugandan Constitution.

He will be remembered for his healthy sense of humor and obsession with the yellow colour.

WARNING: Some of these images from the scene of the shooting are graphic, viewer discretion is advised.

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