Museveni Blames Abiriga's Death on Poor State of Road

Museveni, who visited Abirigas home on Saturday morning, says the bad state of the road couldnt permit the deceased to drive fast, which made him a target of his assailants.
President, Yoweri Museveni has blamed the assassination of the Arua Municipality MP, Ibrahim Abiriga on the poor state of roads in Kawanda.

Abiriga was gunned down together with his bodyguard and brother, Saidi Buga by unidentified assailants riding on a motorcycle near Energo Pump fuel station on Friday evening a few meters from his home.


Museveni, who visited Abiriga's home on Saturday morning, says the bad state of the road couldn't permit the deceased to drive fast, which made him a target of his assailants. "In Kawanda, once you get off the high way, the roads are in bad shape. When someone is driving, you have to reduce your speed which makes people victims,” he said.

He wonders why the road hasn't been fixed. Museveni was speaking during this year's Heroes day celebrations at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Parish, Birembo Primary School Grounds in Birembo Sub-county in Kakumiro district.

He promised to tarmac the roads of Buhimba, Nalweyo, Kikwaya, Birembo, Kasambya and Kakumiro as part of the oil roads.  Museveni also advised Ugandans to install tracking devises in their vehicles as one of the ways to curb insecurity.

He said installing trackers in the vehicles would help security to track and monitor their movements. "We have a problem of criminals in Kampala like those that killed Abiriga and other people in the past. Ugandans let us all work together and stop this by putting tracking devices in our cars."

He explained that the trackers would work better compared to road blocks, which would bring about congestion in different places. Museveni promised to find Abiriga's killers, saying they will pay with their blood.