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.

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Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga's body made its way into Parliament on a red carpet.
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MPs wailed as the hearse carrying Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga's body made its way into the Parliament Parking.
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First Lady Janet Museveni consoles Ibrahim Abiriga's widow Sijali Abiriga at Parliament.
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Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda plays with one of Ibrahim Abiriga's orphans carried by the Widow at Parliament.
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A Police Officer displays Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga's portrait as his body arrives at Parliament.
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The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga accompanied by the Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa and Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige make their way to the Parliament Parking to receive Ibrahim Abiriga's body.
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Members of Parliament led by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga gathered at the Parliament Steps to receive Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga's body.
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Leader of Opposition Winnie Kiiza and other MPs looked on in disbelief ahead of the Special Sitting to pay tribute to Ibrahim Abiriga.
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The widow of Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga with some of the orphans at Parliament.
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Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa greets the family of the Late Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga.
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Kitgum Woman MP Beatrice Anywar and Aruu North MP Lucy Achiro Otim broke down as Ibrahim Abiriga's body made its way to Parliament.
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A section of Members of Parliament sat in the Parliament main lobby as they waited for the body of Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga.
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Minister for Presidency Esther Mbayo and the Minister for Works and Transport Monicah Azuba also blended yellow as MPs gathered to honour Ibrahim Abiriga.
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Muslims carry Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga's body out of the hearse as police officers pay respect.
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National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba, the Party Treasure Rose Namayanja and Women League Leader Lydia Wanyoto at Parliament.
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A section of former Members of Parliament attended the Special Sitting in which Parliament paid tribute to Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga.
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Margaret Muhanga, the Burahya County MP also blended her black and white attire with a yelloe flower and ribbon as MPs gathered to honor Ibrahim Abiriga.
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Leader of Opposition Winnie Kiiza consoles Ibrahim Abiriga's Widow Sijali Abiriga at Parliament ahead of the Speacial Sitting.
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Parliament Commissioner Arinaitwe Rwakajara (Middle) and other MPs arrive for a special sitting to pay tribute to Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga.
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Police Officers march in honour of Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga at Parliament.
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Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and other MPs bow infront of Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga's portrait carried by a Police Officer.
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Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga greets Ibrahim Abiriga's family members at Parliament.
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The hearse carrying the body of Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga makes its way into the Parliament Parking ahead of a Speacial Sitting.
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The coffin carrying Ibrahim Abiriga's body wrapped in the National flag colours makes its way into the Parliament main lobby as Vice President Kiwanuka Ssekandi and Speaker Rebecca Kadaga look on.
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Gomba West MP Robina Rwakoojo Gureme clad in a yellow to honour Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga.
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Vice President Kiwanuka Ssekandi greets one of Ibrahim Abiriga's orphan at Parliament.
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Female MPs Jessica Ababiku (Adjumani Woman Representative), Suzan Lakot (UPDF) and Santa Alum Ogwang the Oyam Woman MP looked on in shock ahead of a special sitting to pay tribute to Ibrahim Abiriga.
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First Lady Janet Museveni addressing Parliament.
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Members of Parliament broke down in tears as the body of Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga made its way into the Chambers.
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Leader of Opposition Winnie Kiiza tasked government to present a statement inline with the previous murders in the Country.
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Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga presided over the Special Sitting that was well attended by Members.
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Most of the NRM Members of Parliament attended Ibrahim Abiriga's Special Sitting in their party colour.
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MPs guided by the Parliament Assistant Director Communication and Public Affairs, Ranny Ismail sign Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga condolence book.
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First Lady Janet Museveni attended the special sitting in which MPs paid tribute to Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga.
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Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda moved a motion to pay tribute to Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga in a fully packed Chamber.
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Several Members of Parliament gathered in the main lobby where Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga's body laid in State.
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Some of the MPs gathered in small meetings ahead of the special sitting to pay tribute to Ibrahim Abiriga.
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State Minister for Internal Affairs Obiga Kania speaking to the Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa.
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Some of the MPs were emotional in a special sitting to pay tribute to Ibrahim Abiriga.
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A section of members of the Public and Journalists following proceedings of a special sitting in the foyer of Parliament.
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The Police Band played the National Anthem and East Africa Community Anthem in a Special Sitting to honour Ibrahim Abiriga.
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