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Kirumira murder suspect charged, remanded

Abubakar Kalungi being led away by security

Abubakar Kalungi being led away by security

Wakiso Magistrate's court has charged and remanded a key suspect in the murder of former Buyende district police commander Muhammad Kirumira.

The suspect Abubakar Kalungi, a 47 year-old carpenter and resident of Mirimi Zone, Makindye-Ssabagabo in Wakiso district appeared before Grade One magistrate Martin Kirya under tight security.

Kalungi was charged with two accounts of murder. According to prosecution, Kalungi and other suspects still at large, on September 8 at 9pm at Bulenga town in Wakiso District, shot and killed Kirumira and Nalinya Mbabazi who were seated inside a car. 

The state prosecutor Josephine Nanyonga asked court for more time to carry out more inquiries. Magistrate Kirya didn't allow Kalungi to enter plea, saying that the court does not have the jurisdiction to hear capital offences. He remanded Kalungi to Kigo prison until October 19 when the case will be brought for mention. 

16 suspects have since been arrested in connection to the murders. Among the suspects is a police officer, Godfrey Ssenono, the officer in charge operations at Old Kampala police station, former operatives of the Flying Squad and the 9 suspects rounded up in a raid last weekend from a suspected terror cell in Namungoona, a Kampala suburb.

During the operation, another suspect identified as Abdul Katerega was shot and died on the way to hospital. Katerega was a former member of the Allied Democratic Front (ADF) rebel group who was given amnesty after being arrested in 2001 on charges of terrorism where he was accused of participating in the throwing of bombs in Kampala and Jinja districts.


+1 #1 Jama 2018-10-05 14:37
This is pure distraction pure diversion from reality.

The usual song is ADF and the result is innocent people tortured to admit what they have never done. We hope they will be accorded true justice.

All the same most Ugandans don't believe in the investigation carried by a state manipulated security apparatus. We need international,independent experts to investigate on all these murder .

This could be the best guarantee offered to the families of the victims ,whose only wish is to see the real culprits brought to the books. Otherwise here we go for another judicial,state comedy.
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+1 #2 Wainanchi 2018-10-08 02:48
Hang the dog!
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0 #3 Zaitun 2018-10-08 09:23
Bring to court and show us the real murderers of Kirumira (RIP) but not suspects.

Are you doing this because you want to be seen clean and working? The police must come out clean by bringing to court the real criminals but not people who will tomorrow be acquitted due to lack of true evidence.

We all know that Kirumira's murder was politically motivated for speaking the truth. We are still waiting for the truth from you, M7's men in khaki!!!
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0 #4 Wainanchi 2018-10-08 19:08
Guys! Stop this nonsense or I will stop commenting.

For you it is OK to kill and loot, and it is not oK when Uganda security finds rats and arrest them.

Then in courts mockery miauw miauw like cats they cry innocence and you lie public with your one sided opinions full of hate for modern Uganda What do you want,?

Uganda to be colonised again? Say so publicly so that we hear it. You want UK and European Union to take control of Uganda,?? Miauw, mieuw hahaha
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