Slain Arua Municipality legislator Ibrahim Abiriga will be buried Monday, June 11, 2018, the minister of internal affairs Gen Jeje Odongo has said.
The minister made the announcement when he visited the scene where Abiriga was gunned down in Kawanda.
According to the minister, Abiriga’s body will lay in state at parliament for a special session on Sunday June 10 before burial the next day at his ancestral home in Arua District.
Abiriga is a Muslim and according to Islamic values, the legislator ought to be buried tomorrow, however his burial coincides with the Heroes day celebrations set for Saturday in Kakumiro district.
According to sources close to President Museveni, he asked for a postponement of programs to bury Abiriga as he is already entertaining Ethiopian Prime Minister H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali who is expected to be awarded a medal at the same event.