Museveni Orders Army Snipers to Guard Ugandan MPs
Following the death of Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga who was gunned down on June 8, President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the finance ministry to immediately buy escort vehicles for all the 456 MP while the army will provide them with "sharpshooters" to protect them from what he calls "terrorists".
Army officers guard Parliament during the debate on age limit last December. (file photo)
Monitor, 4 July 2007
There have been unprecedented changes in the elite army that guards the President, also known as the Presidential Guard Brigade. Read more »
Monitor, 29 June 2018
Stunned by the recent wave of high-profile assassinations, Members of Parliament will now get military guards from the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF), the legislators and… Read more »
Did Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga's regular schedule make him an easy target for assailants? Nicholas Bamulanzeki of The Observer arrived at the scene of the shooting ... Read more »