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TRIBUTE: Kirumira’s 13-Year Journey In Police Force

ASP Muhammad Kirumira was gunned down last evening Saturday 8th, September 2018 at Bulenga along Mityana-Mubende High Way, Wakiso District at about 09:00pm.

He was assassinated together with a lady identified as Resty Nalinya, who hails from Mpenja, Gomba District. The two persons were rushed to Rubaga Hospital for medical attention but were pronounced dead on arrival, according to a statement issued by SSP Emilian Kayima, the Public Relations Officer, Uganda Police Force.

“The assassins were travelling on a motorcycle and run away immediately after the brutal assassination of the two persons. The Uganda Police Force together with sister security agencies are currently investigating this heinous crime and will bring to book those responsible for the criminal action of murder,” Kayima said, adding: “… our resolve to hunt down these criminals and protect all people and their property is total.The Uganda p

olice strongly condemn such acts and vow to find such people, we must act together to stamp out insecurity. We also call upon the public help us fight such gruesome deaths and not give way to fear.

About late ASP Kirumira

The late ASP Muhammadi Kirumira joined the Police Force as a Probation Police Constable on 29th, January 2005. After his training in Kabalye Police Training School, he was posted to Kibaale District as his first duty station as a detective.

During his 13 years of service in the Uganda Police Force, he worked in various places and held various responsibilities.  He rose through the ranks to the current rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).

He is remembered to have served in the CID department but was later reverted to uniform. He served in many areas including the following: OC Owino, OC Kulambiro, Oc Station Bwera, OC Station Nansana and later he was elevated to head Old Kampala Police Division as DPC in 2016.

In 2017, he was transferred to Buyende District which was his last posting.

“He excelled in most of these areas where he was posted. However, in service he had challenges, complaints were leveled against him and they were investigated as service offences,” Kayima said.

Kirumira became prominent after he publicly revealed the rot in Uganda Police Force late last year.

In January 2018, he announced his decision to retire from the Uganda Police Force. In a message posted on his Facebook page, Kirumira said  he had decided to resign from the force after realizing that his image will never change before his bosses.

The announcement was after the police leadership decided to drag Kirumira before the Police tribunal for the offenses he allegedly committed when he was in charge of Nansana Police Station in Wakiso district and Old Kampala Police Division in 2013 and 2014 respectively. He was charged with torture, extortion, corruption, bribery, unlawful arrests and excessive use of authority.

“Where are these are old tramped up charges, the police persistently kept on looking at me as a criminal and the purpose of this trial in an internal tribunal is to find ways of undermining my reputation,” read Kirumira’s message.

Adding that, “As a senior officer who has labored to wipe out crime without any special facilitation, I have realized that my image before the administration shall never change and given the fact that I am still a young man. I have resigned from the force to enable the police court fulfill their motives.”

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