Kampala, 8 Sept 2018; Another senior Ugandan police commander was gunned down with his wife, the couple were returning to their home in Bulenga, Wakiso district situated a few kilometers away from capital Kampala.
Muhammad Kirumira is former Buyende District Police Commander. The two were said to have been driving home when gunmen opened fire on the vehicle they were traveling in near Bulenga trading center.
The assassins according to the eyewitnesses were riding on the numberless motorcycle. Eyewitnesses at the scene of the shooting said the shooting happened at around 8:30 pm local time.
The three stars senior police commander Muhammad Kirumira and his wife were rushed to Rubaga Hospital in Kampala, where they were later confirmed dead.
"I feel sad. It was clear Afande Kirumira was coming from somewhere," and the "Two men riding on motorcycles without number plates approached Kirumira's car and shot at the hind tyre," said one eyewitness.
“Police have cordoned off the crime scene and a forensics team are doing their work on the bullet-ridden car” said police spokesperson.
"The Uganda Police Force is greatly concerned with the assassination of ASP Muhammad Kirumira at Bulenga near his home at around 9:00pm.
"He was with a lady resident confirmed to be his wife. She too succumbed to bullet wounds and was pronounced dead on arrival at Rubaga Hospital this evening, September 8, 2018," a statement from police website said.
The now late police commander became popular after he stormed police court sitting against him early this year. He demanded his trial should be given free access to media coverage. The late was a sharp critic of former Inspector General of Police General Kale Kiyahura.
Commander Kirumira has become the second senior police officer killed after the assassination of former Assistant Inspector General who doubled as police spokesperson, Felix Kwesi. the assassination of Mr. Kirumira came barely three months after the gruesome killing of Arua Municipality member of parliament Ibrahim Abiriga and his brother.
“Ugandan police have made a lot of enemies while torturing the public in keeping the tyrant to power, and in so doing they are now dying” so one prof who asked for his identity to be concealed.
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