According to eyewitnesses, the incident happened at around 7pm when the legislator was returning home.
“Two motorcycles came following Abiriga’s vehicle before one of them overtook the vehicle whereas the second one stayed behind,” said one of the eyewitness who preferred anonymity so as to speak freely.
“We heard a shower of bullets and everyone run for their life.”
According to eyewitnesses, as usual, Abiriga had slowed down to greet locals at his village as he returned from work.
It is said that as the occupants of the first motorcycle sprayed bullets on Abiriga’s vehicle, the second one fired bullets in the air to disperse people.
After being showered with bullets, the legislator’s vehicle would later hit a tree
At the scene, bullet holes could be seen on both doors of the yellow beetle as well as the front car screen.
Kampala Metropolitan Area police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed Abiriga’s death together with his bodyguard.
“I can confirm the death of two people in the vehicle,”Owoyesigyire.