Pictorial: Tears As MPs Honor Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga

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Wailing covered the corridors of Parliament this afternoon as Members of Parliament gathered to pay their last respects to their Colleague Ibrahim Abiriga who was brutally gunned down on Friday evening together with his brother, Saidi Kongo Buga near his home in Kawanda, Wakiso District.
 
Most of them clad in the yellow colour of the ruling National Resistence Movement Party, MPs converged in the Parliament Chambers in a special sitting to honour the Arua Municipality MP.
 
The sitting attended by First Lady Janet Museveni, Vice President Kiwanuka Ssekandi and other government officials was presided over by Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga.
 
In the emotional sitting, MPs across the political divide heaped praise on their former colleague describing him as loving, humble, truthful and a true patriot of the Nation.
 
As MPs paid tribute to Abiriga, the body of his brother, Saidi Kongo Buga was waiting at Kololo Airstrip from where the two bodies were to be airlifted to Arua.
 
Uganda Radio Network - URN brings you pictures from Parliament Special Sitting in honour of Abiriga.

 

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.