Former Senior Ugandan police officer gunned down in Kampala
Yet another former senior police officer has been murdered in cold blood in Uganda, in an incident that further raises serious doubts about the state of security in the east African country.
On Saturday night, former Buyende District Police Commander Muhammad Kirumira was gunned down alongside a female companion.
According to the Daily Monitor, the assailants shot Kirumira with the unidentified woman he was driving with his Toyota Corona vehicle number UAJ 228V on Saturday night at around 8pm along the Kampala-Mityana highway.
In an incident that mirrors the recent assassination of former Assistant Inspector of Police Andrew Kaweesi and lawmaker Ibrahim Abiriga,
Kirumira’s attackers were also riding on a boda boda (motorbike) and sped off immediately after committing the crime.
Kaweesi and Abiriga’s killers have yet to be successfully be prosecuted in the court of law but Nairobi News understands Kirumira could have known more than the average person regarding Kaweesi’s death.
Hours before he was shot dead, Kirumira had sent a congratulation message to Ugandan journalists who had just concluded election of their representatives.
President Yoweri Museveni has visited the scene of the crime.
Kirumira’s death comes months after he controversially left the Police force following a public fallout with his then bosses and specifically Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura, in an incident that had Police officers break down the door to his personal house and arrest him.