Media darling Arua Municipality MP Hon. Abiriga is a romantic lover. He recently opened up about his family life to a blog, Uganda7. According to the interview, Abiriga revealed that he lives a humble life of a Muslim with his wife playing the housewife role as he works to put bread on the table. Apparently, the wife, Amina Ibrahim lives with his children in Arua.
“Madam is in Arua. She is called Amina Ibrahim. She is a housewife. In Islam, your wife is not allowed to do business. She stays indoors for you [the husband] alone, not moving around for other people to see her. People will admire her for no good reason so, it is better she stays indoors. She is only for me and nobody else”, he proudly stated.
When asked about his passion for yellow colour and whether the wife has no issues with it, Abiriga stated that he even bought the wife yellow underwear.
“Sometimes she wears yellow but other times it is not yellow. I bought her some yellow panties, seven of them. I don’t know whether she puts them on or not. You know I don’t be with her every day, because she is in Arua”, he stated.
Children and starting afresh
Abriga revealed that all the children he had in his youthful days in the 70s during Amin’s era passed on and the ones he has are those born from the 90s.
“With Amina I have about three. [Pointing to various directions as he speaks in a rather joking way] and then two from there, one from there, zero from there. They are 12 in total . You see, my elder children that I had in Idi Amin’s time all perished. God took them all. So, the ones that are remaining are the young ones that I recently had in the 90s”, he revealed.
Abiriga further revealed that he loves his children so much and does not believe in “Spare the rod, spoil the child”.
“I don’t beat children, they are my very good friends. You see, children should be kept well and be shown good ways of behaving. When they do something wrong, I talk to them and guide them”, he stated.
Second wife and age limit
When asked whether he plans on marrying another woman, Abiriga revealed that “age limit” has caught up with him and he cannot handle another woman.
“I am in my sixties. I am either 62 or 61. Around there. Aaah! No no no. I can’t handle no”, he concluded.
Other than his wife and children, Abiriga stated that he loves music so much especially, Afrigo band.