Uganda Police Force has spoken out on the resignation of Buyende District Police Commander ASP Muhammad Kirumira, who is battling 6 counts.
Kirumira was last week arraigned before police tribunal at Police Headquarters in Naguru and charged with torture, extortion, corruption, bribery, unlawful arrests and excessive use of authority, offences he allegedly committed while in-charge of Nansana Police Station in Wakiso District and Old Kampala as DPC in the years 2013 and 2014 respectively before he was posted to Buyende in June 2016.
Kirumira denied the charges in a post via Facebook, describing them as “old framed up charges the police has persistently kept on looking at me as criminal”.
He also revealed that he had made an irreversible decision to leave the Uganda Police.
In a statement addressing the matter, Police Spokesperson SSP Emilian Kayima condemned Kirumira for announcing via Social Media that he had resigned and granting interviews to various media houses.
According to Kayima, Kirumira’s act was “an act of indiscipline and totally contravenes the code of conduct of serving police officers”.
Kayima noted that Part IV of the Police Act guides on appointments, promotions, recruitment, service and discharge or termination of appointments.
“For that matter therefore, ASP Kirumira Muhamad cannot and should not resign from the Uganda Police Force through WhatsApp message or granting interviews to the media. What he did is an act of gross indiscipline amounting to scandalous conduct which cannot be tolerated by the Uganda Police Force,” Kayima said in the statement.
Kayima explained that for any Police Officer to exit the force, s/he should write to the Secretary Police Authority, who is the PS Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Read SSP Emilian Kayima’s full statement: