Police condemns Afande Kirumira assassination

JUST IN | Police have confirmed the assassination of one of its top officers, Mohammed Kirumira, and vowed to hunt down his killers.

Kirumira was shot dead at around 9pm on Saturday a few metres from his home in Bulenga, a city suburb.

“We condemn these heinous criminal acts and promise to hunt down these merciless criminals and bring them to book,” Police said in a tweet.

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The former Buyende District Police Commander was gunned down by assailants said to have been riding on boda boda.

Police said it was greatly concerned with the assassination of ASP Kirumira.

“He was with a lady who also succumbed to bullet wounds and was pronounced dead on arrival at Rubaga Hospital,” Police said.

The woman has been identified as Resty Mbabazi but detail of her identity remain cagey as Police did not even release her name to the media.

This website has seen a picture of the assassinated senior police officer taken from the mortuary but it is too graphic to share.

Kirumira has been the face of defiance in the Force and recently faced charges before the disciplinary committee after serving a stint inside the dreaded Nalufenya detention centre.

He has been outspoken and critical of former Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura and was to be one of the key witnesses expected to pin the embattled general who is facing charges before the military court.

Kayihura is facing charges of failure to protect war materials and abetting kidnap and aiding illegal repatriation of Rwandan refugees.

Kirumira was on record for asking President Museveni to sack Gen Kayihura, pledging to testify against his former boss.

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