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Police fires DPC Kirumira

Happier days: ASP Muhammad Kirumira with musician and MP Bobi Wine

The Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura, has appointed ASP Edgar Akankwasa to take over from embattled ASP Muhammad Kirumira as the new district police commander for Buyende district.

According to the police spokesman, Emilian Kayima, Akankwasa’s appointment takes immediate effect.

“The other issues will be explained as and when the time comes. We want to ask the members of public not to appear so sympathetic to an officer [Kirumira] who is not complying with the code of conduct of the police,” Kayima said this evening.

He added: “This should inform all of us in the force to maintain discipline because we are a disciplined force. We must play by the rules of engagement right from the constitution to the police Act and others.” Kayima said.

Yesterday, Kirumira took to social media and granted various media houses interviews to announce his resignation from the police force.

This followed both criminal and disciplinary charges against him by the police tribunal.

Today, operatives of the Flying Squad Unit (FSU) swung into action to arrest Kirumira at his home in Bulenga, along Mityana road, firing bullets and teargas.

"On reaching that decision to arrest him, kirumira was engaged, even his parents were engaged but he [kirumira] proved adamant. He resisted arrest, playing [to the]  public gallery. The officers were left with no option but to use reasonable force and arrest him," said Kayima.

According to police, he was presented to the police tribunal in Naguru the same day. His bail application was rejected and he was remanded to Railway Grounds police detention centre for senior officers. He will appear before the police tribunal again on Tuesday. 

nangonzi@observer.ug

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+2 #11 samex 2018-02-02 11:45
please people lets wake up ,am sure every body is having a question of where are going as a country.

With no drugs in the hospitals,education is at its worst,service delivery on comma,infrastructure which is say to be done 32 years of NRM rule is all broken down and in debits of international organization eg world bank.
now its kirumira,in a pool of police corruption scandals
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+2 #12 Phalanch 2018-02-02 15:50
Quoting Hartie:
God is watching!!!!


Yes, God may be watching but that"s all God can do.

However Action that can and will change the situation should come from people like U .
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+2 #13 fLyOntHewALl 2018-02-02 19:34
He added: “This should inform all of us in the force to maintain discipline because we are a disciplined force. We must play by the rules of engagement right from the constitution to the police Act and others.” Kayima said..

This would be laughable if it wasn't so sad
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0 #14 WADADA rogers 2018-02-03 13:52
Kirumira is going to come back stronger and better
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0 #15 WADADA rogers 2018-02-03 16:49
At this rate, all DPC shall have names like Akankwasa, Mugisha, Tugume, Kayihura, Turyagumanawe, Mafundomana, Akandwanaho, Assimwe, Kalyekezi, kuhuma, Mwebembezi, Mbabazi etc
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0 #16 Fredo 2018-02-05 16:24
Quoting Phalanch:
Quoting Hartie:
God is watching!!!!


Yes, God may be watching but that"s all God can do.

However Action that can and will change the situation should come from people like U .

God does take action in all the cases
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