Biraaro was admitted at Kampala hospital on February 6, 2020, for treatment of advanced colon cancer, a disease he has battled for several years. He was pronounced dead at around 12:30 pm today.
Biraaro graduated from Makerere University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and later joined the National Resistance Army (NRA) bush war. He unsuccessfully contested for the presidency of Uganda on behalf of the Farmers Party.
He previously served as the commandant of the Uganda senior command and staff college in Kimaka, Jinja, as the deputy commandant of the National Leadership Institute, Kyankwanzi, and as the commander of the military police.