Security has been stepped up in northern Uganda ahead of the funeral of an MP whose assassination on Friday triggered unrest.

Ibrahim Abiriga – a staunch ally of President Yoweri Museveni – was shot dead along with his bodyguard by gunmen on motorbikes on Friday.

Hundreds of the late MP’s supporters gathered at the airport in the town of Arua, when his body was flown home on Sunday.

Angered by the killing, some tried to attack Arua’s main police station.

They were dispersed by officers firing tear gas and live ammunition.

President Museveni is due to attend Mr Abiriga’s funeral later on Monday.

 

BBC