Gen Benon Biraaro (62) candle burns out

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Uganda former Presidential candidate in 2016 elections has died.

Gen Biraaro suffering from Cancer died this afternoon. Whisper Eye Reports.

Reports coming in Gen Biraaro lost a long battle to cancer at 62 years .

He was born on March 1, 1958 in Isingiro District.

He died at Kampala hospital of colon cancer, a close family member told Whisper Eye

As a presidential candidate he ran on the ticket of his Farmers Party of Uganda.

UPDF and Education

As an active military man , Gen served as the commandant of the Uganda Senior Command and Staff College in Kimaka, Jinja.

 Studied Political Science at Makerere University.
Junior Staff College with the British Military Training
Junior Command and Staff at Kaduma, Nigeria
Senior Command and Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, USA
Africa Strategic Studies at Abdu Nasser Military College, Cairo, Egypt
Masters in Global Security Studies at Cranfield University, UK
Work experience. Joined Bush war from Makerere University on June 7, 1982. He served in several capacities until he became Secretary to High Command and National Resistance Council 1984.
He deputised Mr Museveni’s Principle Private Secretary in 1986 before becoming the Kitgum District Special Administrator from 1986 to 1987. He also served as the Deputy Commandant Kyankwanzi Political School. He was also the Commanding Officer 97 Battalion in Eastern Uganda that ended the insurgency in Samia, Teso.
He was also the commander Military Police as well as the military representative in the IGG’s office
Gen Biraaro was the director of training that led the Uganda contingent to DRC in 1998.
He later became the commander of the Infantry Division in western Uganda. He was also assistant Chief of Staff, UPDF
He founded and commanded for two in-takes at army college in Kimaka.

He was so detailed in his submissions and whether one agreed with him or not, the depth of his arguments, calmness of his demeanor inspired Respect. May Your Soul Rest in Peace Gallant Soldier! Nabilah Naggayi Sempala Woman MP Kampala noted .