10 June 2018

Uganda: Government Needs Citizens' Support to Arrest Abiriga Killers, Says Moses Ali

Photo: Michael Kakumirizi/Daily Monitor
Mourners carry the casket bearing the remains of Ibrahim Abiriga in Arua town.

The Deputy Prime minister, Hajj Moses Ali has appealed to eye witnesses of Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga's assassination and anyone with information about the suspects to report to police.

While representing government at funeral prayers of the bodies of the MP and his brother Buga Saidi at Gaddafi Mosque on Kampala Hill in Old Kampala, Hajj Moses Ali said: "We need the support of the citizens in order to be able to provide this country security. This is because you (citizens) are everywhere. You being part of the government, you should be able to help to trace these people."

"These two were extra judicially killed. I appeal to those who were around when this crime was committed to come forward and help government or police. MP Abiriga's death was one of the most brutal crimes. Those who killed them are not free, that's why they are hiding."

He assured citizens of security saying government had not failed at its duty to protect them.

"It's not true that government has failed to provide security to its citizens. Why were these two people killed! We must arrest those who killed them to come and explain. I don't think we have religious problems here in Uganda to amount to killing fellow citizens," he said.

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