MP Abiriga killers were seen lingering near his home, says Museveni

By Job Bwire

President Yoweri Museveni has urged Ugandans to be more vigilant and cautious about their personal security.

According to him, the unknown assailants who killed Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga and his brother Saidi Buga in Kawanda Wakiso District were seen lingering near his home before the shooting.

“I call upon Ugandans to be more vigilant. For instance, [Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim] Abiriga’s killers came and lingered in that area before shooting him. In the case of Kaweesi, it was the same story,” he said.

“When you see any suspicious person, please report to police or local leaders or post on social media. You’ve been using social media to do bad things now use it to do good things,” he added during his speech shortly after Finance Minister Matia Kasaijja had read the national budget at Serena Hotel in Kampala on June 14, 2018.

Mr Museveni further said he will not allow police/court to release murder suspects on police bond or court bail respectively.

“Somebody who’s suspected of killing our people, you give him police bond. No way. Bail for killer is also not acceptable. I don’t want a conflict between institutions because I’m soft. I’m doing this in two capacities as President of the country and as the resistance,” he added.

He asked Parliament to give him time to address Ugandans on the issue of increased insecurity in the country.

“Please speaker, give me time next week to come and address this issue of insecurity in Parliament,” he said.

Abiriga and his brother Said Buga were killed by unknown assailants on the evening of June 8 a few metres from the MP’s home in Kawanda, Wakiso District.

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