Abiriga Killing: “Gov’t Can’t be Everywhere, Citizens Must Help Security” – Moses Ali

Uganda's First Deputy Prime Minister, Gen Moses Ali (Daily Monitor photo)

The First Deputy Prime Minister, Gen Moses Ali has said that government of Uganda has not failed to provide security to the citizens but instead Ugandans need to work with security agencies to fight against insecurity.

While speaking at the funeral prayers of slain Member of Parliament for Arua Municipality, Ibrahim Abiriga at the Gaddafi National Mosque on Sunday morning, Gen Moses Ali said “government can not be everywhere”.

“If you say government has failed to provide security, then that is not true. Government or Police can not be everywhere and they can not manage alone,” the First Deputy Prime Minister told Muslims who attended the prayers.

“You the people are the ones to help the government or Police find the criminals. People that witness these killings must be able to help the government and the Police trace these killers and bring them to court,” Gen Ali said.

He described late Abiriga’s killing as the most brutal death saying that whoever was behind the killing is not safe as well.

“All of us do not know when or how we are going to die. Abiriga’s death is one of the most brutal deaths and it can not be measured to hatred. But those who committed this crime are not free because they are also in hiding,” he added.

Col (Rtd) Ibrahim Abiriga was alongside his younger brother and UPDF bodyguard, Saidi Kongo, 48, shot dead on Friday evening by unknown assailants allegedly travelling on a motorcycle metres away from his home in Kirinyabigo – Kawanda in Wakiso district.

Abiriga’s body is currently lying in State at Parliament after which it will be taken to Kololo airfield and flown to his Arua municipality home in West Nile.

His body will be laid to rest in Lukudu village, Rhino Camp sub county in lower Madi constituency tomorrow, Monday.

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