Former presidential candidate Gen Biraaro is dead
Former Presidential candidate Rtd Maj. Gen. Benon Biraro Buta has died this morning at Kampala hospital and has succumbed to colon cancer, a close family member has said.
Gen. Biraro was one of the presidential candidates in the 2016 general elections running on the ticket of his Farmers Party of Uganda.
While still in the active military, he served as the commandant of the Uganda Senior Command and Staff College in Kimaka, Jinja.
Benon Biraaro was born and raised in Isingiro District. He attended Makerere University, graduating in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.
He Later attended Cranfield University in UK, graduating with a Masters in Global Strategic Studies.