Kirumira vows to Appeal as Police Court Demotes Him

Embattled former Buyende District Police Commander (DPC) ASP Muhammad Kirumira has vowed to appeal on the judgment of police disciplinary court to have him demoted.

The police disciplinary court that sat on Thursday at Naguru Police headquarters resolved to demote Kirumira after finding him guilty of four charges.

Kirumira who has been at the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), was demoted to the rank of Assistant Inspector of Police (AIP).

He was arrested earlier this year and arraigned before police tribunal, where he was charged with torture, extortion, corruption, bribery, unlawful arrests and excessive use of authority among others.

On Thursday he was acquitted of charges including extortion, abuse of office, bribery and unlawful use of authority and  found guilty of four cases including parading a police Flying Squad operative to the media and declaring him a thief, unlawful arrest of people and excessive use of authority.

Police said Kirumira committed the offences while he was in-charge of Nansana Police Station in Wakiso District and Old Kampala as division police commander in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

Speaking to journalists after court, Kirumira said he was going to appeal against the ruling at the appellant court of the force.

“If the appellant court upholds the decision, I will go to the High Court or even the East African court of justice .I will not rest until the demotion is lifted,” Kirumira said.

Kirumira also told journalists that he intends to retire from police.

“I will appeal so that I retire with my dignity,” he said.




Johnson Ategeka