The gruesome murder of Arua Municipality Member of Parliament, Ibrahim Abiriga is one that has tested the Ugandan value of “never say bad things about the dead”. Abiriga together with his bodyguard were gunned down by assailants near his home at Kawanda in Wakiso district last evening.
The yellow-loving man was a comic figure that nevertheless angered some with what they considered blind love for the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party.
As he is being mourned, social media is torn on how to remember him. One such ardent social media activist is the equally controversial Dr Stella Nyanzi who has indirectly said that Abiriga reaped exactly what he sowed.
“What else can I say? One reaps what one sows! Abiriga was a simpleton serving an oppressive evil dictatorship that rejected and left him out in the cold. Now his life ends violently,” Nyanzi has written.
Nyanzi, who has been running protests against the rampant kidnaps and killings of women, however, said that all lives matter and questioned Uganda’s security.
“All life matters… WHO KILLED ABIRIGA? Why is the life of Ugandans this hollow? Who is butchering Ugandans?” she questioned.
Nyanzi accompanied the post with a picture she took while standing next to the deceased’s car doing an abusive gesture. (Sqoop has blurred the gesture in the picture) The picture has the words “A NALONGO’S CURSE bites hard) which leaves us wondering what exactly she was meaning with the entire post.
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