Former Presidential candidate Rtd Maj. Gen. Benon Biraro Buta has passed away from Kampala Hospital.
Gen Benon Biraro who ran for presidential seat in 2016 general elections under his Farmers Party and didn't succeed in has passed away earlier today after battling with colon cancer for years.
In 1982, he joined Bush war from Makerere University and 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 also served as a 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