Gen Biraaro to be buried with military honours

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Former Presidential candidate, Maj Gen Benon Biraaro, will be buried on Sunday with military honours.

Biraaro died of colon cancer on Wednesday at Kampala hospital.

His cousin Arthur Tumwine told Daily Monitor that the army had offered to honour Maj Gen Biraaro, who participated in the National Resistance Army (NRA) war, which brought President Museveni to power in 1986.

“The Commander-in-Chief has graciously allowed UPDF to bury the deceased with military honours,” Tumwine told Monitor.

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UPDF spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire said there will be an “official eulogy” from the army.

As a major general, he will get gun salute and his casket will be carried by the pall-bearers at the rank of major general.

Family members and friends organised a funeral service for him today, Friday at 4pm at All Saints Cathedral Nakasero.

After the service, the body will be taken to Isingiro District for another funeral service on Saturday at the church he built in his village.

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