Tuesday February 13 2018

Kirumira’s relatives camp at court

Left-Right: Bulenga B chairperson Mrs Sarah

Left-Right: Bulenga B chairperson Mrs Sarah Kalule, Kirumira's father Mr Abubaker Kawooya and Ms Madinah Namwanje, Kirumira's grand mother waiting for him at the police court on February 13, 2018. PHOTO BY MICHAEL KAKUMIRIZI  

By Michael Kakumirizi

Relatives of former Buyende District Police Commander, ASP Muhammad Kirumira have camped at court where he’s expected to appear over charges slapped against him.
Kirumira's father Mr Abubaker Kawooya, his grandmother Madinah Namwanje and Bulenga B chairperson Mrs Kalule and several others have camped at the Police Court in Naguru, Kampala since morning waiting for him to be brought to court.

Kirumira was expected to be in court at 10am.
Last week, Police prosecutor, Ms Katherine Kusemererwa, said she had dropped two charges against the ASP.
Ms Kusemererwa on Thursday told police court that she did not have sufficient evidence to pin Mr Kirumira over two counts of irregular conduct.

She said the witness, Mr Milton Tumusiime, a journalist formerly attached to one of the local tabloids, had vowed to turn hostile if forced to testify against Mr Kirumira because he has never had an interview with him (Kirumira).
Court chairman, Mr Denis Odongpiny, allowed the prosecutor to withdrawal the charges saying court could not continue with the two counts without witnesses.

However, court maintained the other charges which include neglect of duty contrary to Section 44(1) Code 19, corruption practices contrary to Section 44(1) Code 23(a).
Operatives of the Flying Squad Unit (FSU) of the Police early this month forced their way into ASP Kirumira’s house in Bulenga, Wakiso District before arresting him.